San Francisco, CA, February 07, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- LiveTechDocs (www.livetechdocs.com) has launched its beta application to the public, becoming the first online service providing on-demand documentation.
LiveTechDocs.com is a collaboration service that makes it easy to share, browse, and review XML-based documentation projects. The service currently supports DocBook XML, an industry standard for writing technical documentation.
In LiveTechDocs, all the project files, tasks, and activities are accessed securely in one place. Reviewers always review the most recent versions and errors are logged only once. Project managers get an accurate view of the project status anytime.
Features such as project tracking, milestones, task management, email notification, and online review enhance team members’ productivity and decrease documentation costs. Technical writers notify the team when the documentation is updated, reviewers attach their comments directly on the documentation page, and the project manager tracks and validates the comments and the project progress.
As Fabrice Talbot, LiveTechDocs founder observed, "XML documentation provides numerous benefits by separating content from format and allowing for maximum re-use. However so far, no tools on the market allow for easy sharing and collaboration of XML documentation projects. LiveTechDocs fills this void.”
LiveTechDocs was founded by Fabrice Talbot and Teresa Mulvihill in 2007. Talbot graduated from IESE Business School with his MBA after working for several years for Internet startups, including Tridion, a European leader in XML-based content management. Mulvihill is a documentation specialist with over 11 years international experience acquired from hardware, software, and network security firms. Mulvihill has extensive experience working with XML and single-source documentation, including DocBook and DITA.