The WIP Wiki
A tiny Wiki that makes our websites easy to build and manage.
What is WIP Wiki?
WIP stands for Work In Progress. It's a wiki that we use to manage our entire website from any web browser.
- We edit, organize, format, and update all of our web pages with it.
- It's super fast and efficient because it only rebuilds web pages when needed, not each time they are viewed.
- That lets us serve more users faster and from a very low cost server.
- It's is written in REBOL and is smart and small (about 50K)... making it easy to use, install, extend, and debug.
- We update it frequently, because it only takes a few minutes to do so.
A Brief History
REBOL Technologies has been using this approach to web page creation for more than a decade. Here is a brief history...
- Began in 2000...
We began building our web pages and documentation with MakeDoc a simple and productive markdown language. All of our web pages were simple text files which were formatted into HTML.
- Then in 2004...
Using MakeDoc we created the first version of the WIP wiki system for editing, managing, and updating our web sites directly with web input fields. More than 1000 web pages on several websites were produced this way.
- In Feb 2009
We rewrote WIP to manage our reference manuals. The REBOL 3.0 Documentation is an example. This document includes over 740 pages of wiki content and can be edited by other members of the community.
- In Jan 2010
We redesigned and rebuilt WIP to make it even easier to manage our entire website and also make it more compatible with MediaWiki markup (just a bit). The new design incorporates we've learned over a decade of creating webpages this way.
And, this entire website is now generated using REBOL 3.0!
Make it an official product?
Currently, we don't distribute WIP Wiki. There are so many other wiki engines available on the net, and also because to make it a distributable product, we'd have to spend time sprucing it up, writing documentation, validating security, etc. For now, it's just a nice little REBOL tool we like to use... a nice hammer.
If you would like more information contact us.