Blog Archive

Blog posts for March 2012

XWiki Features Survey - First glimpse at the results

Last month we launched a survey asking you what the features you're looking forward to having in the next XWiki release cycle (4.X) are.

After a month, it is time to have a look at the first results and trends.

Themes for the next release cycle

It seems "Ease of use" and "Quality" are both top themes, while "Social" and "Help" are less of a priority.

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Figure 1 - Themes rating chart

Features for the next release cycle

"Multipage export", "Better PDF export", "Page load time", "Search improvement" and "Organizing pages by drag and dropping" are amongst the most requested features.

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Figure 2 - Items rating chart ; click on the picture to view the full results

Once again, we would like to thank those of you who have already participated to the survey.

If you haven't filled in our survey yet, you can still do so until March 31. Just click here.

Understanding Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business in less than 3 minutes

In the video below (please, click on the image to see the video), "Andrew McAfee of the MIT Center for Digital Business explains how new collaborative tools let everyone create and organize information." Short, simple, clear!

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Google Summer of Code 2012: apply as a student for a project with XWiki!

This summer, Google is organizing the 8th edition of the Google Summer of Code program:

"Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period."

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Having participated to GSoC since its first edition in 2005, XWiki has been accepted again as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2012.

This year we're proposing a lot of interesting projects, from Advanced Email Integration to a SOLR search component.

The student application period has just started and will last until April 6th, 19:00 UTC. 

Students interested in applying for a project with XWiki are invited to read the XWiki specific guidelines and apply on GSoC's official site.

Meet the XWiki Team at the JobShop event in Iasi!

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During the 2nd-7th of April 2012, the XWiki Iasi team will be actively participating to the national career event JobShop, organised by BEST Iași. You'll be able to find our stand inside the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environment Protection and also to meet our team in several contexts and activities:

1. Successful Careers: Marius Florea (R&D Engineer) will openly speak about his professional path, along with other IT professionals. He will also present a range of opportunities that graduates can have on the labour market, based on XWiki employees example, and will answer to different questions regarding the steps to follow towards a successful career in the IT field. 

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2. Presentation boothThe XWiki Iași team will directly interact with students and graduates of technical faculties, while presenting several aspects of the XWiki life. They will also speak about the professional development opportunities within our company. Right now XWiki is looking to expand her team by a few new hires: 2 Front-End Web Developers and 1 QA Engineer, bring your CV and come meet us!

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3. BACo (BEST Academics & Companies): Eduard Moraru (R&D Engineer) and Ecaterina Moraru (Usability & Design Engineer) will meet both with students and representatives from "Gheorghe Asachi" University, in order to debate on methods of improving the educational process. This year the theme of the debate is "How can companies get involved in students' development".

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4. Technical Training - “Development process, the XWiki way”The XWiki Team members will present the major development tools that are needed to create, maintain, test and develop our Java based project XWiki Enterprise:

  • Maven , our primary build tool, 
  • Git , our source code management tool, 
  • JIRA , our issue management and bug tracking system, 
  • Jenkins , for the continuous integration system,
  • Eclipse , as our integrated development environment.

You will have an excellent opportunity to learn how all these tools are combined and integrated in our development history.

To attend this event, please complete the registration form.

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All the XWiki Team will be happy to welcome you at our JobShop activities !