Presented by Mark Wallis at Documentation and Training West, May 6-9, 2008 in Vancouver, BC
Mark E. Wallis of IBM Internet Security Systems will demonstrate the primary development tools that IBM uses for DITA, the Darwin Information Typing Architecture. The tools include Task Modeler (a free tool), Arbortext Editor (which requires licensing), and compiler (an open source tool).
If you expect to be working with DITA, this is a great opportunity to get a feel for the process and learn how to streamline your work effort.
Task Modeler is a powerful tool for prototyping and development. Come see a demonstration of how you can use Task Modeler to:
* Develop and manage ditamaps
* Develop what we call Task Support Clusters (a group of topics that provides critical conceptual, task, and reference info about a particular application page)
* Build relationship tables that determine what related links appear in a DITA topic
* Generate stubbed (skeleton) DITA topics
You’ll also learn how to use a DITA-compliant editor such as Arbortext Editor to develop your content and you’ll see the compile process in action.