Welcome to the home of the Arbortext Podcast featuring interviews with many different Arbortext community voices.
We created this podcast to capture the spirit of the many Arbortext community members who work to help each other.
The Arbortext Community has a lot of talented developers, integrators, trainers, and customers who work together for the betterment of all. Arbortext community members are quick share their knowledge and experience so others can benefit and grow their capabilities.
Launched in 2010, this podcast has archived interviews of Arbortext community members at all different levels–developers, first time users, experienced integrators, stylesheet professionals, tool masters, and many others.
This podcast is far from the only place that Arbortext community members have shared their experience:
At the last Arbortext User Group conference in 2004 (before being acquired by PTC and integrated into their user conference), there were more than 800 attendees
Since Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) was released as an alternative print composition engine in Arbortext 5.4 (June 2009), we’ve been digging into what it can do and why someone would really need it.
We interviewed Simon Taylor from PTC. Simon spends his time “thinking about printing content on pages”. It’s no surprise, given that he’s the Product Manager for APP and Styler at PTC. Simon was part of Advent, the company that originally built APP (named “3B2” at the time), which was acquired by Arbortext in 2005, before their acquisition by PTC.
This week’s podcast features Kevin Dietz from Timpani Software. Timpani Software develops BuildBeat, a comprehensive automated software build management system, and MergeMagician, an automated merging server designed to work with your existing software configuration management (SCM) system.
It’s my pleasure to present Kevin Dietz so he can share his experience with dynamic publishing systems and the reasons for moving away from traditional publishing tools. Figuring out how to move from proprietary authoring tools to DocBook not only freed his content, but inspired a new product line for Timpani Software.
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, and with prudence, it can be extremely effective. Arbortext Editor has hooks available to developers to touch every part of the document and Arbortext application. Aplia is one of those cases where they’re doing it well and in pursuit of an industry application where it works. Continue reading “Interview with Chris Makler, Aplia, customization master”