On-line Collaborative Software Development via Wiki

Wiki is a collaborative authoring system for collective intelligence which is quickly gaining popularity in content publication. In software development communities, especially for open source and global development teams, wiki is already widely used for documentation and coordination purpose but not programming purpose. This paper presents a new programming approach based on wiki technology by which developers will experience “writing wiki page is wring source code”. Moreover, developers are able to compile, execute and debug programs in wiki pages too. A prototype of such on-line collaborative software development environment, Galaxy Wiki, is developed in this environment iteratively to prove the concept.

By: WenPeng Xiao; ChangYan Chi; Min Yang

Published in: RC24249 in 2007


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