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January 2, 2019

Best of 2018: Google Translate, LearningDITA Live, shared pipes, and more

Let’s start off the new year with some blog highlights from the previous year. We wish you a happy, healthy, and successful 2019!

Is Google Translate good enough?

We took a look at machine translation as it relates to three core content facets: audience, subject matter, and quality. Is machine translation good enough? Has it improved since this post?


LearningDITA Live

We launched a new, free virtual conference in 2018 exclusively for learning about DITA. The event attracted nearly 1,000 registrants with hundreds of participants per session. Our wrap-up post summarizes the event and links to recordings of the sessions.

In fact, LearningDITA Live was such a success that we’re doing it again in February! LearningDITA Live 2019 will take place February 25-28. Register today!

The DITA business case: Maximizing content value

Adopting DITA, or any new content format or approach, may seem like a no-brainer if you work with content on a daily basis. Making the case to switch (and getting the funding to do so) requires a solid business-focused argument. This white paper describes the business justifications for investing in DITA as a foundation for content management.

Single-sourcing is dead. Long live shared pipes!

Content development groups have been successfully using single-sourcing authoring for roughly two decades, but how do you address collaboration and reuse requirements across multiple groups, departments, or organizations? Shared pipes!

Managing DITA projects: Five keys to success

A successful DITA implementation involves much more than the right tool choice and knowing how to author in XML. This white paper describes best practices for five critical facets of a DITA project.

The Content Strategy Experts podcast

The Content Strategy podcast is still going strong. Catch up on the latest episodes, and don’t forget to subscribe!