Selecting a wiki software - three reasons to use MojoMojo
Wiki software abounds in this day and age. Indeed, the choice is so comprehensive that it lead to the need for a specialized wiki comparison site WikiMatrix.org. At the time of this writing, WikiMatrix lists no less that 120 wikis, and Wikipedia lists over a hundred as well.
For those who would prefer a Perl solution, the choice is somewhat narrowed down to three big contenders: FosWiki (the offspring of TWiki), SocialText (proprietary, with an aborted open-source attempt), and the new cool kid, Catalyst-powered MojoMojo.
But even if one is not a Perl aficionado, MojoMojo combines some interesting featured which make up for a unique package. This article will describe the top three reasons to use MojoMojo, whether you're a Perl monk or not.
Live, as you type, preview
WYSIWYG browser-based editors have come a long way, but still, they somehow always manage to mess up or clutter your markup. Also, for anything more complex than a nested list, sometimes you just want to get down to the bare code and say exactly what you mean. On the other hand, the cycle of edit-hit preview-doesn't look right-scroll to where I was-edit again-repeat, is tiresome. If you edit any Wikipedia page containing tables, you'll see that right away. In fact, to quote a usability study on Wikipedia,
The vast majority of users pulled up another instance of the Wikipedia page they were editing in order to see what it "really" looked like. Provide users a live preview of what the page looks like as the user edits it.
MojoMojo combines the best of both worlds - it lets you enter your markup, and previews it instantly in an opposite pane, as you type.
![MojoMojo wiki editing live preview](/advocacy.attachment/97/)