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Aug 15, 2012 (5 years ago)

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WikiSpikePlan_Minh




The Wiki Spike Plan for UniLearn project

Context

Our project,
UniLearn
, has a lot of documents and we need a place to store them
efficiency. That place must be eas
y to access from any Internet spot and well
organized. Google code provides a Wiki place that allows our members to save their
documents, create new or edit their own ones. Wiki also allows members to see the
work of each other and leave comments on each d
ocument.

Knowledge Gap

There is an online encyclopedia named
Wikipedia

which the word Wiki usually
refers to. We did not understand the meaning of
Wiki

in Google code. Then we did
research about it:

1.

Find out what features wiki supports and how we can edi
t wiki page directly
through subversion.

2.

Create or edit a wiki page.

3.

Post or delete a comment.

4.

Make sure that only our team members can add and edit wiki pages.

Technology Gap

The tool that Google Code provides to create a new wiki page is different fr
om the
standard HTML. It has only a few simple tags and we could not customize the page
much. To overcome this, we do the following steps:

1.

Create a New Page in Wiki.

2.

Use their default sections: summary, introduction and detail.

3.

Use the Wiki Syntax examp
les to format the page.

Skill Gap

The syntax of wiki is simple it might not help much to create uniform and complex
pages and we could not use HTML tags either. The solution for skill gap is we learn
about wiki syntax through trial and error. We also try
to access the wiki from
NetBeans
?

via CollabNet
?

Subversion to create new and edit existing pages.

Risks



The

wiki syntax is simple and can lead to misuse or does not provide enough
functions to format the page.



There are some similar tags which makes the page messy easily with just a
minor mistake.



Wiki syntax does not have a break line tag like <br> in HTML



Unable to connect to wiki via NetBeans
?
.



Get used to wiki syntax could be time consuming.



The pages created by members might not be uniform.



At the moment of Saving a wiki Page, th
e Google server might be busy or
have problem and it can lead to lost of the wiki page.



Can not create new or edit wiki pages from NetBeans
?
.

Goals/Deliverables



Create spike plan an
d outcome pages in wiki.



The files are formatted properly.



The wiki files can be accessed from NetBeans
?

using CollabNet
?

Subversion.

Planned start date:

30/09/08

Deadline:

03/10/08

Planning notes

1.

Log in to Google code.

2.

Create a new page in wiki and input the spike content

3.

Format the spike page using wiki syntax with reference to the help page of
Google Co
de (
http://code.google.com/p/support/wiki/WikiSyntax
)

4.

Copy the content to have a backup in case the Google server has problem

5.

Save that page.

6.

View other wiki pages which are created by oth
er members.

7.

Add comments to other wiki pages.

8.

Edit wiki pages by clicking the Edit this Page button.