Interview with Chris Makler, Aplia, customization master

This week’s podcast features Chris Makler from Aplia. Aplia is part of Cengage Learning.  Chris works on a team that has built an interesting application on top of Arbortext Editor. They’re using a lot of different technology to create an educational application for teaching economics. Customization is a tricky subject. Used intelligently, …

Interview with Chris Western, tformat and APP World

This week’s podcast features Chris Western from tformat. tformat is a PTC partner focused on the Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) (formerly known as 3B2).  Chris was hired at Advent, the original developers of 3B2 as a writer to document the product and it’s usage. In his tenure, he not only developed the product documentation but …

Interview with Todd Hicks, Wolters Kluwer, tool builder

This week’s podcast features Todd Hicks from Wolters Kluwer.  I’ve been looking forward to this podcast for a long time. Todd Hicks has been an Arbortext community member for a long time. Todd presented at AUGI and at PTC/User conferences. He started out supporting a division of Wolters Kluwer but now supports their global Arbortext deployment. …

Interview with Robin Sloan, PTC product manager

DITA may have begun with IBM, but it is now controlled by Oasis. PTC/Arbortext was the only vendor invited to be a charter member of the Oasis DITA Technical Committee.  PTC has a fully-functional, enterprise-level DITA solution: Arbortext Editor, Publishing Engine, and Content Management System. DITA is fully supported. Specializations require no …

Interview with Keith McGinnis, Review Publishing

About a year ago, I did some stylesheet work for Keith McGinnis at Review Publishing. Review Publishing produces a weekly free newspaper and online news media portal. They were on their way to supporting all five of their local weekly papers and becoming a major media source and were looking for assistance automating a subset of their data sharing between …