Jenkins, meet DITA-OT: Improve quality, increase productivity, and facilitate content reviews with continuous integration builds

With free open source tools like git and Jenkins, tech comm teams can automate continuous integration doc builds after each new commit. Why? For the same reasons CI builds are used by developers: to identify problems early in your development cycle and to facilitate peer and SME reviews. Writers focus on improving the content rather than building it. Reviews are simplified with online availability of your deliverables.

What can the audience expect to learn?

Attendees will learn how to implement continuous integration DITA-OT builds in Jenkins and how doing so can benefit them and their organizations.

Meet the presenter

As manager of technical communications at Cengage Learning, Shane Taylor is helping his team embrace DITA, git, and agile practices while moving from book-based PDF user guides to topic-based help content. A technical writer since 2000 who started using DITA at IBM in 2005, Shane is an occasional contributor to the DITA Open Toolkit, a husband, dad, grandpa, half-marathon runner, and AT section hiker who volunteers each year with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Rocky Top trail crew.

 

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