Guidelines for prospective developers


WikkaWiki welcomes code modifications and extensions from new developers. This page contains all the necessary information for users willing to contribute code. Before posting code additions/plugins to this server, we encourage you to read the following in order to familiarize with the internal workings of WikkaWiki:

General
  1. Wikka resources - some thoughts about Wikka, its resources, and how the Wikka architecture supports them;
  2. Wikka code structure - the structure of the Wikka directory;

Coding standards and conventions
  1. Wikka coding guidelines;
  2. Code documentation tutorial;
  3. How to post code to this server;

Development code
You can checkout the latest version of Wikka from the SVN repository.

Database
  1. Wikka logical data model - an explanation of how the data "works" and a step on the way towards a better and expanded database;
  2. Wikka physical data model - a model of the physical structure of the database, to help understand how Wikka stores and retrieves its data;
  3. Wikka table structure - the structure of the MySQL-tables of Wikka;

The Engine
  1. The Wikka API - a list of the available functions that should be used in the development of new components;

Wikka components
  1. Actions
  2. Handlers
  3. Formatters

PHP general
  1. Print this handy PHP Cheat Sheet and put it on your desk - it will save many trips to the online PHP documentation; more about it here.

Although this isn't about Wikka, LinuxChix: Tips on Contributing to Open Source contains good advice.


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