SnipSnap – java blogging/wiki tool

Looks like a tool worth taking time to look at. It’s in the queue.

snipsnap: wow.

A few days ago I was asking on #mobitopia what people preferred as a wiki/weblog system and someone (I think it was csete) mentioned SnipSnap. I didn’t have time to try it out until today. My comments: WOW.

It took me literally five minutes to set up. It seamlessly connected to the local mysql installation (all I had to do was create a db and a user for it) and ran under my Tomcat/Apache config. After setting a couple of options I was on my way. It combines the idea of Wikis (easily creating links to pages) to the format/structure/features of a weblog. The “wikiness” of snipsnap does not extend to requiring WikiWords, which is, as far as I’m concerned, a relief. WikiWords inevitable end up requiring weird names for links.

It’s a java app, so it runs everywhere. The only potential problem I could find is that in edit mode there are tons of options to edit content and sometimes it can be confusing (or rather, a little overwhelming), but I get the impression that it wouldn’t be hard to get used to it.

If you’re looking for a weblog/wiki solution in Java that it’s easy to get started with, SnipSnap is definitely worth checking out.