Top Ten Gotchas (and Work Arounds) in Eclipse User Assistance

Lee Anne Kowalski (Independent)

Eclipse As A Platform · Short Talk

Tuesday, 16:50, 10 minutes | Room 209/210 | Download in iCal Format

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Lee Anne Kowalski

In this short talk, we'll go through the top ten "gotchas" that you'll most likely encounter as you create content to be deployed in the Eclipse User Assistance mechanisms such as the help system, infocenter, help view, Welcome, and cheat sheets. Using lessons learned from anecdotal experiences, and issues culled from the eclipse.platform.ua newsgroup and eclipse_tw Yahoo!Group, I'll identify what has worked for teams, what didn't, and why. You'll get the benefit of what other teams have learned so you can be successful without re-inventing the wheel.

From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Lee Anne Kowalski was IBM's User Assistance Technology Lead in the IBM Corporate User Technologies organization. The team is responsible for developing technology and tools for use in developing user assistance mechanisms in IBM's software projects and delivering help content within software products. In 2006, the team delivered the "IBM User Interface Help System built on Eclipse" tool as an IBM alphaWorks emerging technology. Today, Dr. Kowalski is an independent consultant, helping companies with their information architectures and Eclipse user assistance deployments.

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