If you need to migrate Markdown content to AsciiDoc, there's a tool designed specifically to do it — it's called kramdoc. In this post, I'm going to show you how to use it and relate my experience with it.
Markdown is one of the most ubiquitous file formats around at the moment for writing technical documentation — and it's easy to see why! However, it may not be the choice long-term. When it's time to change, you need to be able to migrate to a more feature-rich format. Come learn about the best tool for the job and how to use it.
If you've ever attempted to bind a process on a port on Linux, BSD, or macOS, only to find that something else is using the port, yet you don't know what that process is, here's a quick way to find the process and remove it.
Do you want a no-fuss command-line tool to lint the quality of the prose in your technical documentation project, or in your technical writing projects? Do you want something that has an uncomplicated interface, yet provides rich feedback? Then come learn about proselint.
Are the words in your technical documentation strong, sharp, direct, and powerful? Or are they passive, weasely, and replete with clichés and adverbs? If you want to make them stronger than they are now, then come learn about write-good.
When you're reviewing generated HTML content, broken link's are the last thing you want. However, given the massive amount of documentation in modern projects, manually hunting for broken links isn't practical. So how do you deal with this problem?
Markdown is far-and-away the most popular technical documentation format used by developers (in my experience). If you and your team write in Markdown too, how do you know that your Markdown files are valid? You use MarkdownLint. Come learn all about it!
Antora is the premier technical documentation platform. However, that doesn't mean that it's a breeze to use right from the get-go. If you have just begun using it or want to get the most out of it, this post will step you through the three key concepts that you need to know about.
Anything to do with software and computers usually ends up getting tricky, time-consuming, and repetitive. As such, if you value your sanity, you'll want to regularly look for ways to automate these tasks away. One of the best ways to do that, is by using Make - a veteran automation tool.
If you need to create and maintain technical writing, there are a large number of solutions that will give you a lot of what you want. However, which one is the best? Today, I'll show you which one I believe is the best choice.
I've been a proud VIM user for years — dating back as far as 1999 — but especially so, since I pushed myself to learn it properly a few short years ago. However, I wonder if I've become too wedded to it. And I'm keen to find out if you are too.
Earlier today, I upgraded my installation of Google Chrome from version 68 to version 69. While not a major upgrade, there's a key security update that I want to draw your attention to. Here's a quick look at it.