Monday, October 03, 2005

Wiki - New ADT Resource


Well the time has come to get this pet project off the ground and out to the public for use, may I introduce to you a new community resource: Triple D Design Wiki.

The first question you may be asking is what is a wiki? In short this is a website that allows users to add content. What makes this different and unique is that anyone can also edit the content when a change needs to occur (new release, features set changes/additions, better explanation, etc...).

The second question you may be asking is if anyone can edit this what about malicous users? The wiki is based on a SQL database and gives us the ability to track who made what changes and should an incident occur we can "rollback" the malicous changes in a matter of seconds.

The software we have chosen to run our wiki platform is MediaWiki which is the same platform as the popular wikipedia. We have instituted a phased implementation to cover muliple software platforms. Phase I includes Architectural Desktop while Phase II includes plans for Revit Building. Phase I currently has a rough shell of topics and some areas are filled in as a starting point while a few others a more finished out. If you see an area that interests you or notice an item that has not been added yet, take a moment to edit/add this section.

We are looking forward to the growth of this wiki, one edit at the time. If you are interested in getting started please see the User's Guide for usage and configuration help. I will be posting a video showing how to use this later in the week for anyone having trouble.

All the Triple D Design Wiki content will be distributed under the Creative Commons License.

happy Wiki'ing...

4 comments:

David Koch on 11:22 AM said...

Thanks for starting this. With the support of the users, this could become a major resource.

Mark Webb said...

Great idea. I have been using Wiki's for a while internally and love them.

Just made my first contribution to the Layer Key page.

dkurtz said...

Woo hoo Beau rocks and must've read my mind!

I'll be lining up some old descriptive posts in the discussion groups and prepping new material.

I'll be happy to start the curtain wall/door window assembly area but it may have t wait until next week.

beau turner on 7:26 PM said...

Thanks for the support guys, I am looking forward to the growth of the wiki. Your efforts help to make it even better... :)

 

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