• January 23, 2008
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Upgrades to free wiki

MindTouch has significantly upgraded Deki Wiki, a free, highly scalable and programmable open source wiki and application platform. With the new release, MindTouch says, Deki Wiki extends the ability for communities and businesses to deploy enterprise-class custom applications and mashups.

The new release makes it easier to extend the platform for almost any environment with the addition of a built-in scripting engine. It eliminates the need to use a separate programming environment to add widgets, external services or JavaScript libraries to Deki Wiki. Now, extensions can be developed entirely in Deki Wiki as if they were a natural part of the platform.

The company’s "dekiscript" makes it easier for site administrators to customize interaction within the wiki and external applications, and simplifies and extends the ability to create mashups. Further, says MindTouch, the extensive open source platform also offers seamless Dapper integration, providing the ability to create "dapps" that query the Internet as one giant database directly from within the wiki. This enables the ability to create new mashups that leverage Web services, widgets and applications to improve how people obtain and interact with data.

Deki Wiki also features native support for Amazon S3, which automatically stores all file attachments in "the cloud." And on S3, all files are versioned, searchable and can be previewed with the inclusion of ThinkFree, an alternative Web-based suite for viewing MS Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

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