DITA is not the opposite of “docs as code” because this concept is broader than the standard that you use for writing. It is a philosophy that you should use the same tools and processes for documentation as for coding. We want to show how DITA fits into this philosopny and how it can be used in a software development cycle: version control with Git, Dockerized builds in CI/CD using DITA OT and semantic documentation testing with DITA tags.
The docs as code philosophy can also be applied to DITA. You can run DITA OT in Docker containers and implement automatic documentation testing using semantic DITA tags.
DITA and DITA OT, software, CI/CD
Technical writer since 2012. Trainer and board member at ITCQF. Committed proponent of content delivery automation who prefers smart documentation building to traditional typing. Author of the “Tech Writer koduje w Pythonie” guide. Originator and co-host of the “Tech Writer koduje” podcast.
Technical writer since 2008. Board member at ITCQF. Author of the book “Dokumentacja do oprogramowania, poradnik dla managerów”. Co-host of the “Tech Writer koduje” podcast.