[Esapi-user] Call To Arms - Documentation

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon Nov 22 12:02:37 EST 2010


Dave,

In addition to "new documentation" we need "documentation organization" - I'd be curious to your advice as to how we should clean up and centralize what docs we have.

-Jim Manico
http://manico.net

On Nov 22, 2010, at 6:53 AM, "Kevin W. Wall" <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/22/2010 11:14 AM, Chris Schmidt wrote:
>> Community - 
>> 
>> With the impending release of 2.0GA  we need to shift some focus towards
>> getting relevant, up-to-date documentation added to the OWASP Wiki regarding
>> installation, configuration, and use of the ESAPI Libraries. While there is
>> a great deal of information already available on the wiki  there is a great
>> deal more that needs to be documented as well.
> 
> Chris, so what do we do with all the documentation under the 'documentation'
> directory? Do we xlate that to Wiki format? Or is it sufficient to just
> reference this documentation (from Google Code URLs) via the Wiki?
> 
>> Dave Wichers  long time supported and contributer to the ESAPI Project (one
>> of the wizards behind the curtain if you will) has graciously offered to
>> spearhead this effort and roadmap the documentation sprint leading up to the
>> GA release. 
> 
> Dave... thanks for stepping up and volunteering to do this. It will really
> help.
> 
>> If you have some spare cycles and can contribute anything from a few minutes
>> to a few hours contributing your collective knowledge and experience to
>> using and integrating ESAPI  I am sure that the world and future ESAPI
>> users would be forever indebted to your sacrifice. :)
> 
> Just an FYI... I am finishing up the design doc on ESAPI 2.0 crypto. I'm
> sure that such a document isn't going to be useful for most, but it will
> also provide a bit of a road map of where I intend to go in 2.1 and 3.0
> that some might find interesting. I've already completed a user guide for
> this, so not sure how much more is needed in the area of ESAPI crypto
> documentation.
> 
> -kevin
> -- 
> Kevin W. Wall
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