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Corporate Wiki Part 2: Writing Your Own Wiki Search Engine Corporate Wiki Part 3: Files Up and Down - Adding More Features Simplicity is the watchword. Before you spend thousands of dollars on a collaboration and knowledge management system, try a corporate wiki. You may find that it fills your needs. After a brief introduction to the origin and nature of wikis, this article, the first in a series on building a corporate wiki, will focus on creating a wiki parser, the heart of any wiki. Each article in this series will leave you with a complete, usable application. The code listings here illustrate the primary topic of discussion, but you can download the entire solution source code from www.sys-con.com/dotnet/sourcec.cfm. Many hypertext navigation and authoring systems have been developed over the years, but not until Ward Cunningham created the WikiWikiWeb did the ... (more)

Let's Turn the Tables on the Meaning of FUD

'Don't wait for years while IBM and SCO slug it out,' Tyler Jensen tells the Linux community. His advice? 'Get proactive.' Now SCO Group has really kicked over the hornet's nest. Nobody cared when Caldera (SCO's former incarnation) sued Microsoft for damaging the market viability of DR DOS, but how dare they target IBM and drag Linux through the mud? The audacity of it all. SCO suing IBM and suggesting that enterprise Linux users pony up for a license to avoid litigation are actions that have roused frenzied and passionate reactions from Linux users and the press. Responses range... (more)

Corporate Wiki Part 3: Files Up and Down - Adding More Features

Corporate Wiki Part 1: Building Your First Wiki Parser Corporate Wiki Part 2: Writing Your Own Wiki Search Engine Perhaps the greatest benefit of the Wiki is that everyone may equally participate in the creation of content, establishing a shared consciousness. While the common Wiki excels in telling, it is rather weak when it comes to showing. In a world of images and animation, the plain text presentation of the Wiki is not enough in the corporation. In today's office environment, content is produced with images and documents in a variety of file formats. A corporate Wiki needs t... (more)

Corporate Wiki Part 2: Writing Your Own Wiki Search Engine

Corporate Wiki Part 1: Building Your First Wiki Parser Corporate Wiki Part 3: Files Up and Down - Adding More Features With the corporate wiki you built using the first article in this series (.NETDJ, Vol. 2, issue 1), you have everything you need to create, edit, and navigate content, but now you need something to help users find what they are looking for. In this article I walk you through creating your own search engine for your corporate wiki. To review, the wiki is a content creation and navigation hypertext system in which all readers are potential editors - a true content d... (more)

Open Standards vs Open Source

The benefits and market opportunities provided by open standards far outweigh those derived from open source. While the software development market has certainly benefited remarkably from open source, open standards and protocols such as TCP, HTTP, and XML have made it possible for developers and software vendors to participate in the most rapid technological progression of humanity in the history of the world. Without question open source has been a boon to software developers. While you may not find many lines of Linux code in the proprietary applications software sold for sys... (more)