"In 2001, Wikipedia changed the world by proving that thousands of strangers could collaborate to produce a valuable information resource. Encyclopedia publishers shuddered. Skeptics scoffed. And in the meantime, users around the world have produced millions of Wikipedia articles," says Daniel J. Barrett, author of MediaWiki (O'Reilly, US $39.99).
"Wikipedia was not the first wiki," reports Barrett, "but it's clearly the most successful, largely due to its powerful software, MediaWiki." In his new book, Barrett covers MediaWiki's rich (and sometimes subtle) features, helping readers turn into wiki experts in no time.
With MediaWiki, you'll learn how to:
The book also provides special guidance for creating successful corporate wikis. For beginners who want to create or work on collaborative, community-driven websites with this platform, MediaWiki is the essential one-stop guide.
"A good book! It's a nice overview of wiki editing and administration, with pointers to handy extensions and further online documentation."
- Brion Vibber, Chief Technical Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
"This book is filled with practical knowledge based on experience. It's not just spouting some party line."
- Rob Church, a developer of MediaWiki
"I was a MediaWiki newbie before reading this book. Now, many aspects of the platform that were murky before are crystal clear."
- JP Vossen, author of O'Reilly's bash Cookbook
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Daniel J. Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently, he is working as a software engineer. He is the author of O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide, and the coauthor of two more O'Reilly books: Linux Security Cookbook, and SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide.
For more information about this book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for MediaWiki.
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