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STC Intercom Issue Entirely Dedicated to API Documentation

The September issue of the STC Intercom is entirely dedicated to API documentation. I had the opportunity to act as guest editor for this issue. As guest editor, I helped select the topics, find the writers, and did some editing on the articles. I also wrote a foreword to the articles. It was a pretty (Read more...)

Using WordPress natively for single source publishing and conditional content

In this series, I’m exploring ways to author in DITA and publish with WordPress. In previous posts, some commenters wondered whether it would be possible to simply author everything in WordPress, rather than continually importing from DITA. In this post, I’ll explore that model. One of the strengths of authoring content directly in WordPress is (Read more...)

Upcoming presentation in downtown San Francisco: Publishing strategies for API documentation

I’m giving the following presentation to the San Francisco STC Chapter on October 15: Publishing strategies for API documentation Most of the common tools for publishing help material fall short when it comes to API documentation. Much API documentation (such as for Java, C++, or .NET APIs) is generated from comments in the source code. (Read more...)

Challenges in using WordPress for publishing DITA content

The other week I wrote a post called Author in DITA, publish on WordPress. Although the workflow from DITA to WordPress is possible and might work fine for many situations, there are significant challenges in using WordPress as a publishing platform. Authentication One major reason why WordPress is difficult to adopt as a delivery platform (Read more...)

Thirteen life hacks

The other day I ran across a post detailing 46 brilliant life hacks. Since then I’ve been mulling over a few of my own life hacks and wanted to share them here. The following are a few tips that have worked for me. They are totally random, covering “life” in general, but I’ll share them (Read more...)

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