In case you hadn’t paid any attention to QEDWiki so far, check out this demo. The server-side is written in PHP using Zend’s framework – more detail here and most recent info seems to be here (it’s not released yet – some time soon)
The idea of application wikis and situational applications has a lot of potential IMO. If you consider Dokuwiki (tends to get mentioned round here) for example, its interesting that a number of users have employed it as an alternative to a CMS – it gives you more structure than most wiki’s thanks to things like namespaces but is far more flexible than your average CMS.
===== A wiki page with a query ===== Here is the //products// list: <sql db="mysql://user:pwd@localhost/shop"> select * from products; </sql>
Or the AJAX chat plugin which just needs you to add
~~CHAT~~ to any page.
There’s potential here. Dokuwiki has design limitations, such as it’s difficult to apply access control sections of a page and I doubt that’s easy to fix without a big re-write: that SQL plugin is really only for private wikis.
But given the right fundamental design with stuff like a “DOM” wiki pages, you could go a long way. And it looks like IBM has. Something to watch.
Harry Fuecks is the Engineering Project Lead at Tamedia and formerly the Head of Engineering at Squirro. He is a data-driven facilitator, leader, coach and specializes in line management, hiring software engineers, analytics, mobile, and marketing. Harry also enjoys writing and you can read his articles on SitePoint and Medium.
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