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 Note
This page is to document "what Tiki should do". For feature documentation (what Tiki does), please see corresponding page on doc site

Browser Automation

Added to Tiki17, based on PhantomJS and CasperJS.

Tiki will remote control a headless browser (PhantomJS), which will open up a whole range of new features. See also: PhantomJS and CasperJS.

Key features

  • Store recipes in wiki pages (ex.: a CasperJS plugin) with a "run" or "execute" button
    • Including credentials
    • Ideally, this can be a fairly standard language, and recipes can be shared
  • Data is added to Tiki (wiki page, tracker, dynamic variable, etc.)

Potential Use Cases

1.1.1. Functional Testing


http://thejsguy.com/2015/02/28/end-to-end-testing-with-phantomsjs-and-casperjs.html
https://github.com/jcalderonzumba/MinkPhantomJSDriver

On our way to have continuous integration / delivery

1.1.2. Monitoring

Use case: to know about changes to Tiki code which break stuff

  • PhantomJS checks a list of URLs daily
  • If HTML changes, an email is sent with old screenshot, new screenshot, old HTML and new HTML
  • Users can quickly detect if problem

1.1.4. Screen scraping

Login a fetch data

  • Tiki stores credential to third-party site
  • Tiki requests that PhantomJS logs in to the site and fetches some data
  • Data is added to Tiki (wiki page, tracker, dynamic variable, etc.)


This could be unattended or on demand, but the user never sees the password to third-party site

1.1.5. Screen capture

Get a screencapture to Annotate (ex: Q.A. on design integration)

See also: Annotations

  • User A adds URL to Tiki (optionally with credentials to login)
  • Tiki grabs screenshot
  • User A adds annotations via https://doc.tiki.org/PluginAnnotation
  • User B fixes issues, and responds to annotations
  • User B requests a new screenshot

Theme Integration Testing

Get various screenshots at different screen resolutions to test design/theme integration for responsive web design development for specified part of Tiki with different user/group/perspective view.

1.1.6. Convert JS to images

Ex.: maps, d3.js charts, etc.

Converting dynamic JavaScript content into static assets

https://github.com/astefanutti/decktape#examples
Tiki Slideshow used in BigBlueButton

1.1.7. Password Management

Access password-protected data without having the password.

ex: credentials for access to a service like UPS or PayPal. You want select users to be able to get info but not have the password (ex. you want to avoid that they have the possibility to change data)

Can we imagine PhantomJS as being a proxy browser where we could enhance security?

By using User Encryption we can insure password is not stored in plain text in the Tiki DB. (Ask Marc about notes on KeePassPHP)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamtanner/2014/03/10/why-cloud-browsers-are-the-wave-of-the-future/#4d2fc94e3b5c

1.1.8. Collaborative watch


Tiki has

but none of these can properly deal with logins, and JavaScript.

See also: https://profiles.tiki.org/Collaborative_Watch

1.1.9. Unattended Upgrades Even for FTP-only Users

As some 1-click installers (third-party) do, we could automate Installation / Upgrades where the headless browser would go through our Tiki Installer steps to install / upgrade Tiki or even handle some Backups (exports, dumps, etc.)?

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
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
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
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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