The Write Stuff

November 13 2008


You may have noticed a lot of changes to the MuleSource documentation wiki lately. With the help of all of our great developers, I’ve been slowly updating the pages, validating content, updating outdated information, and restructuring. We’ve also added a lot of new content to the Getting Started guide and set up navigation so that it flows like a book, making it easier for new users to get up and running.

While I’m happy with the progress we’ve made so far, there’s still a ton to do, and that’s where you come in. Do you consider yourself an expert on a specific technology like WebSphere? Did you run into a problem that wasn’t in the docs but you figured out by digging through the code or by posting on the user list? Or do you have a cool sample showing how you used a particular transport?

If you have any information to share, I’d love to have you join the team of Mule wiki contributors and share your knowledge with other users. This could involve anything from correcting a typo on a page to adding an example to the cookbook.

Here’s how it works:

  1. If you haven’t already registered, go to to join the community. Registration is FREE and takes only a few moments.
  2. Email me at requesting that you would like to become a contributor to the wiki. Tell me a few things about what areas you know about and any ideas you have for contributions, or if you just want to be able to add stuff in the future. Be sure to include the user name you used to register so I can update your access privileges.
  3. Once I email you back with a confirmation, you can start editing! You’ll notice an Edit link in the lower right-hand corner of the screen when viewing the wiki pages. (Don’t confuse this with the Edit button, which allows you to edit labels for the page). The Edit link allows you to add a new page, edit the existing page, and more.
  4. After you make a change, I’ll receive a notification and will review the page. Don’t worry if you feel you’re not a great writer–I’ll do an editing pass on what you wrote.

That’s all there is to it! If you have any questions, just send an email, and I’ll gladly help you out. The more contributors we have on the wiki, the better the content will be, which means happier Mule users everywhere. So come join the team, and let’s get writing!

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