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Visual Programming

See also Business process management which permits to build diagrams which become active code.


"In computing, a visual programming language (VPL) is any programming language that lets users create programs by manipulating program elements graphically rather than by specifying them textually"
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_programming_language

"End-user development (EUD) is a research topic within the field of computer science and human-computer interaction, describing activities or techniques that allow end-users to program computers. People who are not professional developers can use EUD tools to create or modify software artifacts (descriptions of automated behavior) and complex data objects without significant knowledge of a programming language. The most popular EUD tool is the spreadsheet."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End-user_development

"Simple reflex agents act only on the basis of the current percept, ignoring the rest of the percept history. The agent function is based on the condition-action rule: if condition then action."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_agent

What

Tiki is fantastic to manage data of many types. Many Tiki users build end-user applications from the existing feature-set, mainly Trackers and Wiki Plugins (Some are pretty powerful). We often want to automate processes based on conditions. This can be done with custom code. How can we make a Visual Programming tool to act on data in Tiki? How can we make easier and more powerful?

Who

  • Marc Laporte
  • Pablo Duboue

When

  • No set date

What happens, Why and When

So we need a visual wizard to make things happen when certain conditions are met. Perhaps a new feature called "Tiki Agent"?

See also:

What (The action)

  • A pop up -> PluginDialog
  • Send a message or email to a user or group
  • Generate a report
  • Update a wiki page (append info X)
  • Update value of a spreadsheet cell
  • Update tracker item
  • Send a newsletter
  • Send a Notification
  • Apply a profile
  • Add an item in the shopping cart
  • Add an invoice
  • Redirect to URL
  • Play a video
  • Open (execute) plugin listExecute page

Why (what triggers it)

  • A button is clicked
  • Calculation / condition of Value of a spreadsheet cell Advanced Rating, Value of tracker item field, etc.
    • If value of sheet1:A1>=4
    • Date and duration threshold is reached
  • Email comes in, with certain info in it
  • Page is visited
  • A test fails in Tiki Check

When

  • Now
  • In or every x minutes / days / weeks
    • Cron job or Tiki Scheduler

Related tools

Huginn

"Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Huginn's Agents create and consume events, propagating them along a directed event flow graph. Think of it as Yahoo! Pipes plus IFTTT on your own server. You always know who has your data. You do."

Exobrain

Blockly

SNAP!

jsPlumb

MIT App Inventor

Meemoo iframework

NoFlo

PhpFlo

PhpFlo is a simple flow-based programming implementation for PHP 5.3+. It is a PHP port of NoFlo.

LiveCode


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveCode
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755283828/open-source-edition-of-livecode

Related wiki pages


Rapid prototyping

Related links

Abandoned projects

alias

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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