XWiki

A collaborative development platform runtime based on the wiki paradigm

Vincent Massol
October 2011

Agenda

  • What is XWiki?
  • Development Capabilities
  • Why use XWiki?
  • QA

What is XWiki?

Is it a first gen Wiki?

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Yes, but not only!

Is it an Advanced Wiki?

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Yes, but not only!

It’s a dev platform!

XWiki Platform

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... for developing (collaborative) web applications

Multiple Usages

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Development Capabilities

Scripting in Pages (1/2)

{{groovy}}
@Grab(group="org.codehaus.groovy.modules.http-builder",
  module="http-builder", version="0.5.1")
import groovyx.net.http.*

def http = new HTTPBuilder( "http://nexus.xwiki.org/nexus/" )
def resp = http.get( path: "service/local/repositories")

println "|=Name|=Type|=Location"
resp.data."repositories-item".each() {
  println "|${it.name}|${it.repoType}|${it. contentResourceURI}"
}
{{/groovy}}

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Scripting in Pages (2/2)

{{velocity}}
#set ($xwql = "where doc.content like '%welcome%'")
#foreach ($item in $services.query.xwql($xwql).execute())
 #if ($request.confirm == "1")
   #set ($itemDoc = $xwiki.getDocument($item))
    $itemDoc.setContent($itemDoc.getContent().replaceAll(
     "welcome", "bienvenue"))
    $itemDoc.save("Replaced bienvenue")
    * [[$item>>$item]] replaced!
 #else
    * [[$item>>$item]]
 #end
#end

[[Replace "welcome" by "bienvenue">>?confirm=1]]
{{/velocity}}

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Adding MetaData

  • Ability to associate arbitrary 
data to any wiki page
    • Enable structure in the wiki
    • Enable Application development
  • Future: Application Within Minutes

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Wiki Macros

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Skinning & Theming

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Components

@ComponentRole
public interface Macro
{
    List<Block> execute();
}
@Component
@Named("message")
@Singleton
public class MessageMacro implements Macro
{
   @Inject
   private Execution execution;

   @Inject
   @Named("box")
   private Macro boxMacro;

   public List<Block> execute()
   {
       ...
   }
}

META-INF/components.txt

org.xwiki.rendering.internal.macro.message.MessageMacro

extensions.xwiki.org

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Why use XWiki?

Long tail of Apps

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XWiki is the Excel of the Web!

Pros (1/2)

  • Iterative, Need-based development
  • Continuous Delivery
    • Online immediately (no deployment needed)
  • Works from day one, immediate feedbacks

Pros (2/2)

  • Work collaboratively on creating applications
    • Designers can style while devs create logic
  • Open source 
  • Strong and meritocratic community

Cons

  • Save code in SCM
  • Low integration with existing dev tools
  • Not an official standard
  • Higher “risk”, less trained devs, etc

Q&A

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Contact

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Created by Thomas Mortagne on 2013/12/09 14:55
   

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