Weekly Round-up: Free Atlassian Training, Content Reuse, Agile Game Changer, HTML9, and More
This week's top story is from the Atlassian blogs: "Atlassian University is free!"
Atlassian University is free!
All step-by-step walk-throughs on JIRA, JIRA Agile and Confluence are now freely available by going to university.atlassian.com: "We’re very excited to offer all users the ability to learn the basics of our products in an interactive format." Read more (Sorry, this Atlassian blog post is no longer available)
Reuse Is a Good Tactic but a Poor Strategy
Mark Baker's thoughts about content reuse: "Reusing text where you would have been writing the same text anyway is the right thing to do. But combining all the various ways in which you might express an important idea into one expression is a bad idea." Read more
Game Changer: How Agile Product Development Is Putting Technical Content Creators Through Their Paces
Kumar Vora considers the trends of accelerating release cycles, online hosting and instant content localization, and their implications for technical content: "Your technical product content deserves the same level of discipline as you devote to your code." Read more
How to Tell Stories Like a Pro
At the TCUK 2014 conference, presentation coach Andrew Lightheart gives advice to rocket up your impact by telling stories from your life: "There are three levels of story zoom, each with a different difficulty, impact and risk." Read more
HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS
Wait, what?! This is not only a hilarious parody of web frameworks, it also makes fun of its FAQs and developer technobabble: "Just attackclone the grit repo pushmerge, then rubygem the lymphnode js shawarma module – and presto!" Read more