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CopyDoc2XML – Part 1: The evolution of a tool

I haven’t really posted anything in a while because I’ve been working since June-ish as Tech Lead on a mammoth mobile project. It has kept me incredibly busy, but also has been a fantastic learning experience so far. I can’t mention the client yet, so for now I will refer to it as Project Blackbeard.

This is the first in a series of posts about a tool I am midway through writing to allow what the client sees as a copydeck to be converted into an xml file needed to make the copy appear in an app/website.

Part 1 focuses on the problem, and the convoluted process I forced myself into when solving it.
Part 2 will focus on the actual development of the final solution up to its present state.
Part 3 will focus on features that I hope to add in the future if I am blessed with more free time.

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