New Wiki Launched that Promises to Ease the Software Troubleshooting Process

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TroubleshootingWiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides on software troubleshooting. This site intends to help users eliminate the potential problems that might arise while working with various applications.

Any resource that can effectively provide answers and valuable information is now, more than ever, a necessity for programmers. Community driven projects such as TroubleshootingWiki.org have shown themselves to be especially suited to providing technical information.

http://www.troubleshootingwiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides on software troubleshooting. This site intends to help users eliminate the potential problems that might arise while working with various applications.

It is often difficult finding a resource that is focused on providing quality, relevant, and free information on software troubleshooting at one central location. Launched initially with over 20 tutorials covering different Content Management Systems and other software, TroubleshootingWiki.org is expected to grow into an exhaustive troubleshooting resource where users are able to add their own tips and tricks.

TroubleshootingWiki.org is part of an ongoing initiative at Packt to develop unique methods of contributing to the Open Source community. Notable other initiatives include the Wiki on Web Themes and Templates, http://www.themeswiki.org and the annual http://www.packtpub.com/award that has a total prize package of $20,000, divided amongst winning projects. Packt also operates a unique Open Source Project Royalty Scheme, which sees them donate a percentage of their Open Source book sales directly to the projects they were written on. To date, they have donated over $100,000 to Open Source projects.

"Any resource that can effectively provide answers and valuable information is now, more than ever, a necessity for programmers. Community driven projects such as TroubleshootingWiki.org have shown themselves to be especially suited to providing technical information." said David Mercer, author of Packt book Building Powerful and Robust Websites with Drupal 6. Mercer, a computer programmer and author of several bestselling books, went on to say that, "the success of Wikis in this field stems from the fact that they are created by people who constantly meet and overcome the same problems that readers are seeking to solve."

TroubleshootingWiki.org has been developed using the open source MediaWiki software package and has initially been populated with information selected from some of Packt books. TroubleshootingWiki.org is free to use and open for everyone to contribute to. It is expected to grow and expand over the coming months with more tutorials added by users.

For more information, please visit http://www.troubleshootingwiki.org

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