Key Concept Archive

For more information about how our library science background (and our love of all things metadata) guides the way we catalog information, see the Techcomm and Arbortext Resources page.

XPath and XSLT for Everyone

Anyone working with XML content can benefit from learning XPath. XPath is the way that elements are identified and located inside an XML Document. Want to find the first title in your document? Or the fifth? Or the 2nd one that also has those 3 special notes following it? Stylesheets…

Do you feel lucky?

Last month at STC Summit, someone came by our booth and we got to talking about the TC Dojo. The TC Dojo is a webinar series we started 4 years ago. It works like this: First, we poll the community to find out what they want to learn. Then, we…

Collaboration – Love it or Hate it?

This month I wanted to find out if you have come to love or hate collaboration in any of it’s forms.  I’m a big experimenter which often means I’m a big collaborator. In January’s TC Dojo, we had Karl Klashinsky do a session on Git, the open source software version…

Do you experiment?

Last month Tom Johnson of the I’d Rather be Writing blog interviewed me about why I started TC Camp. He wanted to know why I started something that was so obviously energy and resource intensive? It’s true that I have a lot of things going on. Single-Sourcing Solutions is 11…

Will Work For Equity – the World of Startups

Are you considering joining a startup? At Silicon Valley Code Camp 2011, Sean Murphy, CEO at SKMurphy, hosted a panel outlining important tips and issues to consider if you are investing your time in a startup. This session explored: difference between employees, contractors, alliances, partners and co-owners; defining the key…

There is no I in Team

No doubt you have heard all the clichéd phrases; “There is no I in Team”, “There is safety in numbers”, “One is the loneliest number”, “No man is an island”, “Life is not lived in a vacuum”, etc….. Ever stop to think of why these phrases came about? As with…

Starting an Arbortext User Group

We’re doing our best to restart the Arbortext User group. We are preparing to launch this organization in coordination with the national PTC/User organization. When Arbortext was acquired by PTC, a lot of things changed for existing Arbortext customers. We were used to speaking directly with Project Management and with Developers…