RE: The State of DITA; was, I'm now blogging about Agile & TW

Subject: RE: The State of DITA; was, I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
From: "Richard L Hamilton" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:02:15 -0700

I have two indirect data points about DITA's popularity.

1) I use Google adwords for my company's books, and the response for
"DITA Specialization," the adwords for a book of the same title, has
been at least five times larger than for any other title.

2) The DITA technical committee has a very long list of participants.
While some are inactive, a significant number attend the meetings and
participate.

XML Press will publish at least two books over the next year authored in
DITA, but we haven't hit the production stage with either, so I'll leave
comments about actual experience to others (I still prefer DocBook for
my own:-).

Richard Hamilton
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XML Press
XML for Technical Communicators
http://xmlpress.net
(970) 231-3624


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> m] On Behalf Of Leonard C. Porrello
> Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 1:50 PM
> To: Ed; John Posada
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> Subject: The State of DITA; was, I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
>
>
> Ed's post makes me wonder; how is DITA doing in the real world? Is
> adoption increasing, leveling off, or declining? What's the
> rate of DITA
> adoption failure? Are TW teams that successfully adopted DITA
> finding it
> worth while and sticking with it?
>
> Leonard
>
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> om] On Behalf Of Ed
> Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 12:39 PM
> To: 'John Posada'
> Cc: 'TECHWR-L Writing'
> Subject: RE: I'm now blogging about Agile & TW
>
> I was heavily involved in an DITA implementation for a
> department of 40
> here
> in NYC. It was a fight the entire way, and I'm not even sure the
> company's
> using DITA anymore.
> -=Ed.
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