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JAMWiki

Software information
DeveloperRyan Holliday
Initial releaseJune 30, 2006
Stable release1.1
Latest release dateAugust 30, 2011
Written inJava, servlets and JSP
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inJava, servlets and JSP
Typewiki software
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License
Websitehttp://www.jamwiki.org

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JAMWiki is wiki software built around the standard components of Java, servlets and JSP. It was written by Ryan Holliday and released under the LGPL. While for the user JAMWiki is highly similar to MediaWiki and even uses the same wiki syntax (including templates, etc), it is not a MediaWiki clone but independent implementation, written in a different language and using a different database schema.

JAMWiki internally uses Spring framework provides support for users, authentication and roles. It has two code generation layers: servlets (that can be mapped to the various special pages of the wiki) and JSP (for the final page generation). Servlet (that is similar to standard servlet but is not exactly the same class) receives HTTP request, does all processing and puts the name-value pairs into provided context data structure ("model"). On the next stage, JSP uses these values to build the final output.

Search is implemented using Lucene.

JamWiki runs inside Tomcat, Glassfish or other similar server and supports a wide range of databases to store the data. Plugging in non standard database is supported at multiple levels, from providing custom SQL for some queries (it can be separate SQL query files for every database) till implementing custom database query handler (that still returns result sets) or data handler (that uses the query handler internally and already interacts directly with JAMWiki core).

Build system is currently powered by Maven.


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