Log in

Technical Documentation in Industry and Software Development PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pavel Vrecion   
Sunday, 23 October 2011 12:09

Technical Documentation in Industry and Software Development

What is common and what is different

Pavel Vrecion

TD used in industrial design is far more complex and sophisticated than in other areas. In design process of machinery or electronics technical documentation is closely integrated not only into design process, but increasingly so in manufacturing, service and other processes.

If you will compare role of TD in software design, you will find many similarities, but also differences. Questions are:

  • What is common, and what differs?

  • Why so big difference exists?

  • What can software development learn form industry?

In software industry documentation is “nice to have”. Many argue that documentation is a must, but in reality there are excellent programs with terrible or even non existent documentation (especially open source) and vice versa.

Not so in industry. From the perspective of industrial company TD is a question of life and death. Stories of car giants like Toyota, GM and Fiat will explain why.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 11:35
DocBook Lectures PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pavel Vrecion   
Friday, 01 April 2011 11:28

March 18th 2011 took place interesting and lecture about DocBook expertly lectured by Jiří Kosek.

DocBook is XML based industrial standard, used for creating technical documentation. In presentation J. Kosek gave us a general overview of DocBook principles, its features and tools for processing DocBook documents including live presentation of how it can be used. Unique qualities of DocBook were discussed and compared documentation tools and lively discussed by participants.

Jiří Kosek is a member of OASIS DocBook TC which maintains and develops DocBook. He participates in several standardization bodies like W3C. He also helps to organize XML Prague. He is author of several books and articles. Jiří helped to deploy DocBook based documentation system in a few companies.

We recommend his web pages: http://www.kosek.cz, where you can find detailed DocBook tutorial (in Czech).

We thank Jiří Kosk for perfect an insightful presentation.


CSVTK - Who we are PDF Print E-mail
Written by Florian Nadge   
Sunday, 14 June 2009 20:04


The Czech Society for Scientific and Technical Communication (CSTVK) is a non-profit professional organization with the purpose of advancing the state-of-the-art of scientific and technical communication.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 February 2010 22:43
General Assembly 2010 - minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Samuel Titěra   
Thursday, 07 October 2010 21:20

CSVTK General Assembly 2010
5. October 2010, 19:00 at Novotného lávka
Announced in advance via LinkedIn and email

Minutes recorded by Brad Schmidt, reviewed by Samuel Titěra

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 October 2010 21:22
Contact PDF Print E-mail
Written by Samuel Titěra   
Sunday, 14 June 2009 20:07

Česká společnost pro vědeckou a technickou komunikaci

Czech Society for Scientific and Technical Communication 



Bank Account:
transparent account 4859940001/5500 at RaiffeisenBank 


Id.nr. 26555395

Registered at Ministry of Interior effective to 12.6.2009 under nr. KS/1-1/75913/09-2


Mailing address:

Mgr. Samuel Titěra
Ve Střešovičkách 49
Praha 6
169 00

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 September 2012 12:59

Page 1 of 2