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How to pick a software library

"Picking your team is 90 percent of the battle" — Stewart R. Levine


Tiki is the FLOSS Web Application with the most built in features and to do so in a sustainable way, it uses over 100 software libraries and avoids duplication. This permits more and better functionality, while limiting the complexity and the quantity of work (technical debt). Please see Composer.

Given that

it is very important to take the necessary time to analyze and decide on the right component to integrate.

General steps

  1. Scope the need in a wiki page on dev.tiki.org
  2. Add some options with some pros and cons
  3. Inform the Dev Mailing List of this process and invite anyone interested to participate
  4. Complete a thorough analysis
    • This can include a proof of concept with one or more of the options
    • Make sure to identify which ones already work well with exiting code in Tiki, or WikiSuite
  5. Inform the Dev Mailing List of the options
  6. A community discussion ensues and a strategy is picked
  7. Implement the solution
  8. Be proud that the process was thorough and gave us the best possible chance of a smooth future for this functionality! :-)

Some examples

Past

Future

  • Embed
  • Signature
  • A Screencasting / screen capture / video editor
  • Font picker?
  • Emoji picker?


Contributors to this page: Marc Laporte .
Page last modified on Sunday 12 May, 2019 16:54:18 GMT-0000 by Marc Laporte.

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Group
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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