Professional Wikis

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 7, 2008 - Computers - 300 pages
This book shows you how to install, use, manage, and extend a wiki using MediaWiki—the wiki engine used to power Wikipedia. You’ll learn wiki terminology, how to create user accounts and new pages, and find your way around the wiki. Special focus is placed on how wikis are used in software and web development projects and how their capabilities ideally suit a specific environment and audience. You’ll quickly come to discover why wikis are a valuable addition for any organization that wants to increase productivity using web-based collaboration tools.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Wikis at Work
1
Chapter 2 Installing MediaWiki
21
Chapter 3 Getting Started with MediaWiki
39
Chapter 4 Writing and Editing Content
73
Chapter 5 Images and Files
113
Chapter 6 Page Actions and Version Control
137
Chapter 7 Information Architecture Organizing Your Wiki
161
Chapter 8 Magic Words Templates and Skins
173
Chapter 9 Extensions
197
Chapter 10 The MediaWiki API
223
Chapter 11 Wiki Performance
263
Index
287
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Mark S. Choate (Washington, D.C.) is co-founder and CEO of The Choate Group, LLC, a research and communications consulting firm serving organizations in the areas of knowledge management, research methodology, funding strategies, and grant writing. He was the lead developer of The Choate Group’s Metawrite authoring tool, a cross-platform desktop wiki, and he consults with organizations seeking to implement weblog and wiki solutions. He is the former vice president of interactive media for The News & Observer. He lectures at Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) graduate program where he teaches The Technology of News, which evaluates the impact of Internet technology on news dissemination.

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