Who We Are
We are a team of professionals who have got bored with documentation tools that are not compatible with practices we adore: Agile and DevOps. All projects that we have worked on had something in common: It was very difficult to have Document Version Control in Git and at the same time produce nice-looking, professional DOCX (MS Word) or PDF documents. For that purpose, we have used Pandoc´s Markdown to PDF conversion, however that is everything but a single click solution.
This is what triggered us to start the PuzzlesCloud project and simplify the life of many people facing the same issue. Now, if you have the necessary content, you can produce high-quality documents with simple drag and drop in a couple of seconds. That way, content writing has been decoupled from documents output and release management, as well as from document design & look. With a simple DOCX template change, you can give old content a new fresh look.
PuzzlesCloud is a Git-based SaaS solution natively supporting the DevOps cycle in the DOCS area.
Our vision is very simple: Consider documents as software, keep Git as a source of truth for Document Version Control, review and approval process, implement Document Automation and deliver professional output docs.
If you are a DevOps fan, then this infinite DevOps cycle, presented above, with all stages involved should be more than familiar to you. From planning and creation, all the way to feedback stages, covering everything in the middle including testing, releases, and deployments can also be applicable to documentation. That way, you keep the same processes and workflows for software, as well as for documentation. You can also bring Docs Quality Assurance to the next higher level.
DevOps Software vs Docs Steps
|plan||plan||Plan Sprint. Create docx corporate templates (logo/styles/vars/look)|
|code||write||Write content in Git, or our WebApp|
|build||build||Webhook triggered Doc generation (docx or pdf)|
|test||test||Test Doc links, spelling, page brakes etc|
|release||release||Doc versioning and release management|
|deploy||share||Share Doc with a Client|
|operate||use||Client consumes the doc|
|monitor||comment||Client provides feedback|
Our mission is very simple
To accelerate teams´ delivery worldwide.
There is no need to spend time on things that could be automated. The day is too short.