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Introducing AuthorBridge | Low-cost DITA authoring for the enterprise

AuthorBridge is a new enterprise DITA authoring solution from Stilo that enables SMEs to make browser-based contributions to a CCMS at very low cost.

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Codex 3.1 DITA editor for engineers now available

VICTORIA, Canada — September 25, 2014 — Codex Systems today announced the release of Codex® 3.1, the latest update of their “DITA editor for engineers”, featuring support for bookmaps and several other enhancements. Codex enables engineers and technical writers to seamlessly collaborate on product documentation by providing a fast and easy way for engineers to create and edit DITA topics and maps. 

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Suite Solutions Announces Release of SuiteHelp 3.2.5

NEW YORK, NY and JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – September 22, 2014 – Suite Solutions, a leader in dynamic content delivery, today announced the release of SuiteHelp 3.2.5, the latest version of Suite Solutions’ advanced DITA-based webhelp platform. Strengthening SuiteHelp’s already established reputation as an enterprise-class, “industrial strength” solution, SuiteHelp 3.2.5 adds enhanced support for video and analytics and makes it even easier to re-brand SuiteHelp according to corporate guidelines and preferences without special development skills.

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DITA Expert Keith Schengili-Roberts Joins IXIASOFT

Montreal, Canada, September 16, 2014 – IXIASOFT, a global leader in the component content management systems (CCMS) marketplace, announced today that veteran DITA expert Keith Schengili-Roberts has joined their team as a DITA Information Architect. In his new role, Schengili-Roberts will act as an IXIASOFT evangelist and represent the company within the DITA community.

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[ARTICLE] 2014 Stilo DITA Knowledge Series: DITA and minimalism

Minimalism from a technical writing and training perspective was first investigated and proposed in the late 1970s by John Carroll and colleagues at the IBM Watson Research Center. It has since evolved and been extended by a variety of stakeholders.

The link between DITA and minimalism (the IBM connection notwithstanding) is not exactly carved in stone but the two complement each other like macaroni and cheese. The macaroni (DITA) provides the infrastructure and model that you need to support the cheese sauce (the minimalist content).

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