It’s beginning to look at bit like Christmas…so it is time again for the Mekon annual food Christmas audit. The Mekon team have once again conducting a seasonal food audit. This year our independent panel are tasting cranberry sauce and mince pies (not together) on sale this December in the UK supermarkets including Aldi, Lidl,… Read more It’s beginning to look at bit like Christmas…
What you might not know about Mekon is that we have a vast experience in developing custom applications to customer’s specific business requirements. We work with different standards including DITA, S1000D, and ATA, and use technologies such as FOSI, XSLT, XSLFO, C++ , JAVA and FrameMaker FDK. Using our technology and product expertise we can… Read more Developing Custom Applications or Stylesheets to Customer’s Specific Business Requirements
Mekon are pleased to announce the launch of the notusCSDB in 2020. Mekon have worked with several CSDB’s over the years, supporting customers to manage their S1000D content in an efficient way. Many of these CSDB’s are very sophisticated and capable, which brings complexity and a high price tag. Having spoken to many component manufacturers,… Read more Mekon notusCSDB new product!
In this series of articles, Ciaran Dodd, our Simplified Technical English (STE) trainer, looks some of the benefits of STE. Effective writing in business and technical writing is about communicating information clearly, accurately, and concisely. Easy…isn’t it? Apparently not. The good news is that there is agreement on how to write effectively. I focus solely… Read more Reasons to use Simplified Technical English ASD-STE100TM (STE) 1: Good practice
A little more than two years ago, I wrote an article titled, “Introducing Bitesize business rules” . A couple of months prior, I was invited by Susanne Berg from Mekon Ltd to write short monthly articles for a series they called Bitesize Business Rules. The idea was to share tips, tricks, and insights into S1000D Business… Read more Bitesize Business Rules Series as a Book
When we consider the business rules Document (brDoc) Schema covered so far, we concentrated on the elements and very little on the attributes. In fact, so far we have only mentioned the attribute brDecisionPointUniqueIdent, which marks the unique identifier of a Business Rules Decision Point (BRDP), and is placed on the element brPara (business rules… Read more brDoc: The Attributes You Shouldn’t Ignore
BREX has nothing to do with Brexit and neither with a song, which only after one little change would sound like that: “Let’s talk about BREX, baby Let’s talk about you and me Let’s talk about all the good things And the bad things that may be Let’s talk about BREX Let’s talk about BREX… Read more Let’s Talk About BREX
As in prior three posts in this series, a note beforehand: for the simplicity and readability purposes I omitted the “<” and “>” brackets at the element names. Before we go any further, let’s recall the structure of the brPara (business rules paragraph) construct, which we need to markup a business rule decision point (BRDP)… Read more brDoc Schema: What is Business Rule Audit (brAudit) about?
As in prior two posts in this series, a note beforehand: for the simplicity and readability purposes I omitted the “<” and “>” brackets at the element names. Before we discuss today’s topic, let us recall what we need to record a business rules decision point (BRDP) and all the information related to it including… Read more brDoc Schema: What does brRelatedTo stand for?
As part of our two-day Introduction to STE course, we review some essentials of grammar that you have to know to understand the rules of STE. In the last few issues of Bitesize, we’ve explained the different parts of speech and why you need to know them in order to write well in STE. What… Read more Bitesize STE – Essentials 8: Conjunctions