Converting technical documentation from DITA to Flare is challenging. Although Flare converts topic and map files with ease, variables, conrefs, and glossary terms get left behind. Nick completely automated the DITA to Flare conversion process with Python and shares his best practices in this talk. Engineers, architects, and programmers, please join us to learn software development best practices and Python skills for handling conversion between DITA, Flare, and more.
Highlights: Attendees will come away from the talk better equipped to convert technical documentation formats by using Python. They will strengthen their technical knowledge of DITA, MadCap Flare, XML, Python programming, and software development. Nick will discuss the below points:
agile development; pain points of Flare’s DITA import wizard; differences between DITA and Flare: topics, conrefs, variables, TOCs, glossary, index; software development environment; Python libraries: lxml, pandas, pathlib, re (regular expressions); modular code; and creating a one-click application.