Aix-en-Provence, France – August 5, 2014 – Componize Software has introduced a new release management feature to its Componize on-demand and on-premises solutions. It is always possible to compare any two branches and merge changes in one direction or the other. Controlling updates has never been easier.
Content development teams can convert any folder into a release management tree and create new branches for a new release, a new feature, to try out an idea or to fix a previous release.
Branch Management. The team can create a branch from another branch, a selection of files, or a previous release. The online editor shows on which branch each author is currently working.
Release management. The content curator can create an archive of the content for final documentation releases or project milestones. These archives can be downloaded as ZIP files. The team can create a branch from a previous snapshot, fix the content, and republish. Changes made to one branch can then be pushed to the current content.
Compare and merge. The team can use a development branch and a main branch. When the content is ready for release, the merge action pushes the changes from the development branch to the main branch. Before the merge, a summary of changes is presented to the authors and a file-per-file diff is also directly available.
History. Each branch has a history showing its origin, all releases and merges. Merge comments and new versions are created for each updated file in the target branches.
Dashboard and shortcuts. Each collaboration site provides an overall view of branches plus direct access to each branch. A person collaborating in several sites can have several views, one per site, in his personal dashboard.
Coupled with specific permissions, Componize release management provides a controlled and browser-based interface for local and remote teams.
Componize Software launches officially Componize on-demand, a hosted XML content management solution.
Aix-en-Provence, France – July 15, 2014 - Componize Software launches officially Componize on-demand, a hosted XML content management solution. Componize on-demand brings you all the facilities of Componize on-premises and externalizes the hosting and maintenance to Componize. On-Demand combines the advantages of a cloud solution with the benefits of a secure, dedicated storage.
On-Demand includes the latest version of Componize DITA CMS and extensive collaborative features. The On-Demand package integrates with the online authoring editor called Author, the oXygen online version from SyncroSoft.
End-to-end solution: Enables XML content creation, editing, and reviewing in the CCMS environment. The integration with the Author editor enables enhanced searches and reuse on topics by information types, images, and equations plus metadata values and keywords.
Server security: Content is stored in a first-class secure Tier III Datacenter. The data center is equipped with redundant power supplies and firewalls, as well as emergency generators, fire and flood suppression systems and climate control. Servers and application are monitored by our team continuously. Content remains safe, secure and accessible 365 days a year, 24/7.
Hands-off IT: Componize On-Demand is a hosted solution, meaning there is no installation or configuration needed. Componize handles all maintenance, and subscribers always benefit from the latest version of Componize.
Adaptable offer: Add or reduce the number of users from one subscription period to the next. Componize On-Demand subscription allows users to be even more mobile and flexible than before.
Mobile accessibility: Content is accessible anywhere an Internet connection is available, 365 days a year, 24/7. In addition, new mobile applications allow contributors and collaborators to immediately review and comment on content. Off-line editing is of course also possible with batch downloads.
Componize On-Demand solution lets extended teams author, manage, publish and collaborate on content within a user-friendly, browser-based interface.
This is the recording of the webinar we gave on June 12, 2014.
You may think that an efficient versioning, branch and merge solution is all that we need to manage our DITA source files and releases effectively. There are subtle differences however, between configuration management (versioning, branch and merge) and release management.
After a thorough analysis of our requirements for DITA release management, the presenter will share his knowledge of software release management and identify the methods and tools that are widely used by software developers and that are as equally applicable in the information development world.
Fifteen minutes will be reserved at the end or the webinar for questions and to discuss your own release management challenges with Frank Shipley, Componize Chief Technical Officer.
We still have a lot to learn about DITA release management, so why not start by learning from people who have been doing something similar, successfully, for years!
About the presenter
Frank Shipley is CTO at Componize Software. After a long and rich career in the automotive industry, Frank worked for several years as a freelance consultant and training instructor specialized in XML technologies and enterprise content management. Frank's interest in DITA dates back to 2005, and he has been authoring content with DITA ever since. Frank co-founded Componize Software in 2008 with the objective of commercializing a new and innovative framework for XML content and Component Content Management.
Componize integrates Acrolinx leading products that optimize content quality and consistency. This new integration helps customers implement their style guide, controlled terminology and tone of voice. The checking tool is right there at the tips of their finger in the online authoring environment.
Componize focuses on building strong collaboration between casual authors and non-technical writers and editors. The team can reuse, review, control and build content more consistently with Acrolinx. Acrolinx automates quality control, from spelling and grammar to readability and style, facilitating editors’ work and control phases.