Confluence

Confluence

Business Tools / Collaboration / Project Management
FullStack JavaScript Developer at PanelADM·

Confluence is content collaboration software that changes how modern teams work. I'm pretty comfortable using Bitbucket services.

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Software Engineer ·
Needs advice
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XWikiXWikiMediaWikiMediaWiki
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DokuWikiDokuWiki

Hello community, I am looking for a self-hosted online document management solution. One that covers all my needs is Confluence but it is currently not affordable for my team. Key requirements are RTL support, WYSIWYG Editing (Word-like interface as much as possible), Concurrent Editing (the best experience I have with Google Docs where I can even see who else is currently editing a document) with conflict resolution, versioning (view history and switch between versions), PDF and Word export, complex tables, and some others, full list here in column "A". I found XWIKI covering all my requirements (including those "bonus features" that I didn't list here) except one - RTL. Here a hack is suggested to address this issues but I would prefer not to go with any hacks. I myself am ready to contribute to an open source development but other people who (hopefully) will use this tool are not software engineers and this fact must be kept in mind... Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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I'm looking for a tool or set of tools to enable searching across all of our platforms including Confluence and Jira, Zoho CRM, Gmail, Gdrive for business, Dropbox and iCloud.

Any ideas. Something like X1? IBM Watson Discovery?

(And local Disk of course)

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CEO at Old Street Solutions·

Jira 's dashboards are great, but for wider collaboration, reporting to management, and to avoid informational siloes, Confluence is a wonderful place to share Jira Dashboards.

Atlassian Consultant Prodigy, Tom Harris, shares his thoughts on all the options for creating the best Jira reports in Confluence in the blog below.

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How to Create Jira Reports and Charts in Confluence (oldstreetsolutions.com)
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ReadMe.ioReadMe.io
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ConfluenceConfluence
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We already have Confluence on our company, but it's a complex company with a lot of people, and our documentations became a deposit of old files and trash. We are considering use ReadMe.io to create new documentation. Can you help me? Is it worthy?

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Lead Developer at Di-Vision Consultion·
Recommends
Confluence

It depends for whom the documentation is. API docs or developer documentation seem okay in readme.io (no experience) but we use Confluence for documentation for designers, analists, developers, kb and internal customers. It integrates very well with diagrams.net (draw.io), Trello and many other tools.

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DevOps at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia·
Needs advice
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GitHub EnterpriseGitHub Enterprise
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BitbucketBitbucket

We are using a Bitbucket server, and due to migration efforts and new Atlassian community license changes, we need to move to a new self-hosted solution. The new data-center license for Atlassian, available in February, will be community provisioned (free). Along with that community license, other technologies will be coming with it (Crucible, Confluence, and Jira). Is there value in a paid-for license to get the GitHub Enterprise? Are the tools that come with it worth the cost?

I know it is about $20 per 10 seats, and we have about 300 users. Have other convertees to Microsoft's tools found it easy to do a migration? Is the toolset that much more beneficial to the free suite that one can get from Atlassian?

So far, free seems to be the winner, and the familiarization with Atlassian implementation and maintenance is understood. Going to GitHub, are there any distinct challenges to be found or any perks to be attained?

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These are pretty competitive, and to recommend one over the other would require understanding your usage. Also, what other tools you use: for instance, what do you use for Issue-tracking, or for build pipelines. In your case, since you are already using Bitbucket, the question would be: do you have any current pain-points? And, on the other hand, do you already use Atlassian's JIRA, where you'd benefit from the tight integration? So, though I would not recommend one over the other just in general,. But, if Bitbucket fulfills your current use-cases, then there seems to be little motivation to move.

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5 upvotes·81.9K views
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GitHub PagesGitHub Pages
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ConfluenceConfluence

Confluence is pretty limited in terms of creating rich content, so I'm thinking about having the team put some effort into switching over to a Markdown-based system like GitHub Pages. Do you know of any pros and cons of GitHub pages for internal content of an organization vs Confluence?

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Backend Engineer at DAZN·

I would consider using GitHub pages for internal static sites / Blog posts / API documentations.

If you have other documents with a lot of pictures (like architecture diagram, data flow diagram etc), I will still prefer confluence to GitHub pages because managing many images thru Github pages are a hassle. Its much easier with confluence-draw.io integration.

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Hiren Shah
Hiren Shah
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January 21st 2022 at 4:38PM

Can you explain why GitHup pages is better for internal static sites/ Blog Posts / API docs instead of Confluence? Much appreciated

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