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iiRDS – How a Novice Sees the Information Delivery Standard

Lately, the newly developed tekom standard iiRDS has gained quite some attention. The next exciting step will be the release of version 1.0, which will be released soon. Requesting and delivering intelligent information as a standardized approach between individual enterprises is a pioneering step in the Internet of Things – but let’s rewind a little. more ...

Pets at the office. Part I: Molly

The atmosphere at our office is always good, but when Molly is there, it gets even better. Molly is good for us. more ...

Soft Skills of a Technical Writer

What soft skills should technical writers have when they start their career? Linguistic and technical understanding is important in our profession. So are the soft skills - just like in any other job. more ...

The parson mug prize draw #5. Congratulations to the winners

In which country was the parson mug photographed, we asked at the beginning of December. more ...

RDF is not XML – RDF serialization and iiRDS metadata

The world of technical writing loves XML. Its document type definitions are the foundation of structured authoring. XML and the underlying schemas structure the content of our information products. The benefits are twofold. Content is consistently structured and easy to read. Authors have an easier time writing the content. The structure provides guidelines for authoring. more ...

XML London 2015. Interesting topics and the new oXygen

Last weekend, I attended the XML London Conference. For me, it was the first time.

Surprisingly, I saw many known faces. The XML world is smaller than I thought. And that's what makes this conference so pleasant. It covered exciting topics around XML, XSL, XPro, etc. Many of the presentations had references to documentation, such as DITA, DocBook, and semantic technologies like RDF. At the oXygen user meeting, which took place the day before, the new oXygen 17 was presented. George Bina and his colleagues are always willing to give advice to technical writers. They also always have some new exciting project in the pipeline. I already look forward to the next release.

 

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