Here's a list of the main tools, articles, and entry points for developerWorks authors, plus some explanation about what these are.
- About developerWorks - Submit article proposals
Do you have a great idea for a how-to article or tutorial that you'd like to share with the rest of the technical community, one that will help readers build expertise with an IBM product or underlying technology? Our editors will review your proposal and contact you within six weeks. Note: We will only consider original content not published elsewhere.
- Authoring with the developerWorks Word and OpenDocument templates
This article shows you how to prepare English-language technical articles and tutorials for publication on the worldwide developerWorks site using Open Document Text editors such as IBM Lotus Symphony®, Apache Open Office™, LibreOffice, or another editor that support the OpenDocument format (ODT), or using Microsoft® Word. The steps are simple. You download our template package for either OpenDocument or word, fill in the fields in the template, and then compose your article or tutorial according to the guidelines in the template. Tips for composing your content and submitting it to the developerWorks staff are also included in this article.
- Authoring with the developerWorks XML templates
This article shows how to prepare technical articles, tutorials, and knowledge paths for publication on the developerWorks site. The steps are simple. You download our XML-based template for articles, tutorials, or knowledge paths, fill in the template using any validating XML editor or your preferred Microsoft® Windows® or Linux® text editor, check it to ensure it follows the tagging structure as defined in the developerWorks schema, and preview your article or tutorial. Tips for composing your content and submitting it to the developerWorks staff are also included.
- IBM developerWorks author package, V6.0
These are the schema, scripts, and templates you use to create and publish articles in the XML format used by developerWorks.
- Using the developerWorks XML validation tools
If you can't find a validating XML editor you like, or prefer not to take the time now to learn how to use one, you can edit the XML for your developerWorks articles and tutorials using your preferred text editor. Ian Shields has created some great tools to help you validate, transform, and preview your article or tutorial. This article shows you how easy it is to use those tools on Microsoft® Windows® or Linux®.