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*instinctools’ DITAworks nominated for Eclipse Community Awards 2010
*instinctools’ DITAworks Eclipse Help package has been nominated for Eclipse Community Awards 2010 under the sub-category “Best RCP Application”. These awards are given every year by Eclipse Foundation to recognize the community contribution.
By: Amit Tejpaul
In the year 2009, *instinctools showed its commitment to innovation and productivity by providing solutions to software and documentation community in general and Eclipse community in particular. It was instrumental in bringing an innovative structured documentation solution in the form of DITAworks Documentation Application in the documentation arena. It also provided DITA Visual Specialization Manager totally free of charge for the purpose of development and maintenance of publicly available DITA Specializations (Models). They have also brought productivity enhancement benefits in documentation area with solutions like full Eclipse IDE integration with their documentation application DITAworks.
DITAworks is an Eclipse-based software application which provides integrated tooling for structured documentation management according to single source principle. It is designed around DITA architecture and ensures the optimal use of DITA through its wide-ranging options. DITAworks Eclipse Help Package features functionality specifically tailored for documenting Eclipse/RCP applications and generate Eclipse Help. This package includes DITA specialization for defining Eclipse help deliverables, transformation and validation specifics for Eclipse Help. It also has full support for Eclipse Help contexts and indexes, and comfortable link management between content in different plug-ins. This package covers the limitations in the market from lack of software tools, both free and commercial, which have been hindering adoption of Eclipse help as publishing output format for DITA content.
The links between application and Eclipse Help are enabled by Eclipse context ID management and an IDE plug-in for help context assignment and synchronization with source code. This IDE plug-in helps in optimized co-ordination process between the development and the documentation teams. In designing the IDE plug-in, the best practices as well as innovative ways for effective coordination work were incorporated. The emphasis was to provide productivity benefits for documentation as well as development in terms of proper utilization of time and resources, reduction of costs, reduction of go-to-market time and overall improvement in the quality of documentation.
For more information about DITAworks, DITA-based tool for supporting full life-cycle of structured documentation, please visit http://www.ditaworks.com.
*instinctools GmbH offers Software and Services for smart solutions in Information Management. They provide comprehensive consulting and implementation services in the areas of DITA, Single-sourcing and Eclipse. They also offer a structured documentation DITA-based tool DITAworks which provides integrated functionality for modeling, creation, administration and publishing of complex documentation. Outstanding technology expertise and use of innovative methods in linking the technology to enhanced user experience form the backbone of their solutions.
For more information about Eclipse services from *instinctools, please visit http://www.instinctools.com/
To take a preview of DITAworks Eclipse Help Package, please click the demo video at http://www.ditaworks.com/
About Eclipse Foundation:
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects focus on providing an extensive and extensible software development platform. Eclipse offers tools and environments that extend across all phases of the software development process. The Eclipse Foundation is a non-profit, member-supported organization, which has the objective to lead the Eclipse open source community and manage the individual projects of the community.
For more information about Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation, please visit http://www.eclipse.org
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