Wednesday, October 10, 2007

2007-10-10 Wednesday

I'm testing out a new Open Source wiki tool: Wikyblog. It was simple to install - and I like that it supports MediaWiki style wiki syntax. It includes an integrated blog feature.

I have discovered that some features of the TikiWiki software are not quite ready for prime time. For example - the PDF generation of a page is apparently broken:
"Tiki has a PDF export from wiki feature, but it has many bugs."

"Marc Laport, Jason Diceman, Val Luck and, Xavier de Pedro, (add your name here) are offering a total of $300 USD to any single or team of developers that can get this feature fully functional."

I have been leaning more and more toward a recommendation for my client engagements that suggests a technology stack that would leverage PHP for most web user interface development - Java for heavy backend integration code - Linux and Apache software for much of the baseline framework - PostgreSQL (or MySQL) for the database. This article on InfoQ seems to reflect a possible trend in the same direction: PHP on Java: Best of Both Worlds?

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