TWiki Newsletter 2008-06-08
In this newsletter: Items posted to the TWiki Blog between 24 April and 8 Jun 2008
- TWiki to be presented at LSM / RMLL 2008, 3rd of July
- TWiki Twitters
- TWiki - It's In Your Closet
- Wikis are the glue holding Intranets together
- Parameterized Includes
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1. TWiki to be presented at LSM / RMLL 2008, 3rd of July
TWiki will be presented at Libre Software Meeting / Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2008 in Mont de Marsan (France) on 3rd of July. TWiki is used by Espace Mendès France, in Poitiers (France), to publish contents and manage the association's projects and help in its governance. Thierry Pasquier will provide feedback on this experiment conducted since 2005, in the presentation he will make at LSM. Libre Software Meetings are an opportunity for all sort of public to come together around the free software.
-- 03 Jun 2008 - Main.OlivierBerger
2. TWiki Twitters
Perhaps you've heard of Twitter
, the microblogging service that lets you stay in touch with friends, old and new, by web, IM, or SMS. Twitter lets you tell others what you're doing in 140 character chunks. Recently, TWiki has joined the Twitter crowd. Join Twitter and tweet about TWiki!
-- 22 May 2008 -- Main.VickiBrown
3. TWiki - It's In Your Closet
Show the world "It's in TWiki". Wear a TWiki t shirt! Choose your style. Available in the Spreadshirt Shop. Read more about what the community is doing about making merchandise available...
-- 20 May 2008 -- Main.VickiBrown
4. Wikis are the glue holding Intranets together
As a knowledge management system and employee portal, a Wiki is of incalculable value within the company network, fueling the Intranet motor. In an Intranet, standard functions and killer applications are effective. Standard functions include, for example, employee search, forums, and document management. In addition to these, so called killer applications are spurring on the Intranet. These are specific to each company and are a result of the individual performance of a company, for instance, in the form of databases. In a Wiki, documents, processes, and elements change and develop very quickly and dynamically. Among other benefits, this raises the efficiency of your teamwork. A Wiki can be seen as a killer application in your Intranet.
-- 24 Apr 2008 -- Main.MartinSeibert
5. Parameterized Includes
I have recently been creating a number of TWiki pages that contain multiple variations on very similar code, e.g. many twisties where the only difference is the showlink/hidelink text. As a programmer, I don't like to repeat code. I prefer to write a function, use a macro, or set a variable. (Ruby has an acronym, DRY, for this Don't Repeat Yourself). ...
-- 08 Jun 2008 -- Main.RichMorin
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Main.VickiBrown -- 08 Jun 2008