2005.07.08 03:19 PM

FlexWiki Notes

I love wikis.

I first got my hands on one (an old version of FlexWiki) at a PluralSight session in Seattle last year. I was knocked out by how quickly it filled up with contributions from the group and how dynamic and efficient the content organization was (the 5 day session collected more than 30 pages of useful information from instructors and attendees, and FlexWiki's file-based storage made it easy for everyone to take home a copy). I've been trying to sell the idea of wikis as great tools for workgroup collaboration and knowledge management ever since.

Anyhow, over the last couple of months I've been setting up a new FlexWiki wiki for a client to act as a knowledge repository for one of their new groups. In addition to setting it up, filling it up with info I've collected, and building a framework for their content, I've been making mods to the FlexWiki engine itself. I've configured a few FlexWiki sites, but never modified the code, generally contenting myself with small tweaks to the ASPX and CSS files. This time, though, I'm anticipating a long stay with lots of users, so I wanted to learn some things, fix a few bugs, and add some features.

I'm going to try and post some notes from my FlexWiki spelunking here over the next few weeks. Stay tuned.



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