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Feb 17 2009

XWiki is a wiki right? Wrong!

Most people probably think that XWiki is a wiki. This is the same as saying that Eclipse is a Java IDE.

In the same manner that Eclipse is a generic platform for developing applications, XWiki is a platform for developing any type of collaborative web applications. You can view it as an Application Server offering high level services relevant to developing collaborative applications. Example of such services are: Versioning service, Document service, Storage service, Attachment service, Authentication/Authorization service, WYSIWYG editing service, Wiki Service, and more as shown on the diagram below

xwikiservices.png

Note that the list of services listed on the diagram is far from exhaustive and there are more since the image was created (like the GWT API, Scheduling service, REST API, etc).

So what type of collaborative applications can you develop with XWiki? Here are some examples:

Feb 06 2009

XWiki: What's new in 2009

I was invited to present the XWiki project at the GlassFish TV yesterday. 

That was fun: I was at home with a headset on a conf call (I was using skype), presenting a presentation I had sent earlier on to my host (Jacob Kessler from Sun). Jacob was recording live the audio and the presentation slides. I'm now eager to see the result and I hope the voice quality isn't too bad.

I presented quickly what XWiki is and moved to show XWiki's growth in 2008 and then moved on to the meat of the talk which were the new features the XWiki project is releasing with XWiki Enterprise 1.8.

Here are the slides (note that Slideshare didn't do such a good job of converting my ODP presentation so you might want to download the slides):

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