This is a guest blog from Sarah Maddox, a technical writer, author and blogger at Atlassian. See her original blog post here.
Want an XML schema viewer in Confluence wiki? You got it. Avisi have developed two nifty macros to display an XML schema (XSD) in tabular and graphic format on a Confluence page. The XSD Viewer is a new add-on for Confluence wiki, and the Avisi developers are keen for input from technical writers and others interested in XML schemas.
Thursay Febuary 21st, San Francisco CA
W3Conf is W3C’s annual conference for web professionals who want to hear the latest news on HTML5, CSS, the open web platform and their place in it…
So it’s been a lot of travelling and a lot of sunlight since wednesday morning when we hopped on the train to Schiphol airport. But here we are in lovely San Francisco to attend the W3Conf! Our goal with this blog is to keep you all posted on all the talks that are held (only one track) and to summerize what we’ve learned from them.
They say you don’t truly appreciate something until it’s gone. Well, maybe things on your computer don’t need to be gone after it dies or, as it was my case recently, after it gets stolen…
We all know it, backing up your stuff is a real pain. And in my experience if something horrible is going to happen, it usually happens right in that stretch of time in between your next scheduled backup and when your current one becomes obsolete.
But this time it was all different…
The software business is certainly a complex one. No two companies do exactly the same thing, work the same way or use the same technologies or methods.
Therefore, it can be difficult to explain what we do here at Avisi, let alone how we do it and what differentiates us… That’s why we needed to find a way to give people a clear impression of who we are, what we do and how – without writing a novel about it. So we set out to create a couple of short animations that we hoped would do just that…
Confluence 4.2 was released earlier today and it promises to make collaboration even better. It’s easier to create rich content, easier to share it and easier to discover it.
Apart from the previously announced features (such as better sharing and easy user invites), it’s got some stuff we really really like…
- Content pages, blogs and comments just got a lot more Like-able
- No more loading with the new inline Quick Comments
- See what’s trending in Confluence with the Popular Content Stream
- Discover the most viewed, commented and liked content in a Weekly Summary
- Creating good looking, clean pages is a breeze with Page Layouts
Have a look at the official release page for more info.
Hey we’re no different than anyone else, we’re all just trying to make a living. And yeah, we do aim to make a profit. Like a lot of people, we don’t like dirty money though – the business was built on long term relationships and that’s how we intend to go forward… No cash grabs here.
Numbered Headings, our very own Confluence plugin, is one of only 7 plugins to have made it to Confluence’s highlights of 2011 list! You’ll see it under ‘Incredible Add-ons’ at number 15.
Our plugin automatically numbers headings, any way you want and it’s fully compatible with the new editor in Confluence 4 (see it in action).
Numbered Headings is our contribution to Confluence’s rich library of free & open source plugins and we’re very happy about the 9,000 plus downloads but more so, about the overwhelmingly positive responds we’ve gotten from the community!
So thank you all for your input and support!
Come take part in the Netherland’s Atlassian User Group (NLAUG) meet-up next thursday February the 9th at Cafe Heffer in Amsterdam for a special event all about the anticipated upcoming releases of JIRA 5 and GreenHopper!
I recently came across a brilliant piece by Bob Lewis from IT Catalysts about breaking the vicious cycle of bad IT results.
I’m going to try and sum it up here and give our take on it, but I really urge you to go ahead and read it right here.
I’ve been busy with social intranets for a few years now and here are some of the real world business problems I’ve seen them fix: