Should I learn pandoc??
I really really really want to write a book (and book-stuff).
I have a question.
I'm learning (finally) about something "I've been meaning to learn for a long time but hadn't had the time", which is DocBook.
It's been on my radar for a long time.
It looks like its a technology which seems to be loosing steam and is being used less and less in the last 20 years.
I somehow feel I "missed the boat/party"
It looks complicated, hard, and it will involve some pain (XSL). I know XSL, but I'm rusty on it, and I remember it sucked.
So, the question is, if you were me, would you learn how to use DocBook? or would you learn another, perhaps newer technology for typesetting books?
These are side-quests: Is Docbook being used by companies?? like, if I put it in my resume, will it increase the chances of getting hired?? is there a company where I can go and hack on Docbook full time that will take me in?
Docbook looks like the kind of thing I could do for a living, like for a company, but I don't even know who is using it, I need to do more research.
I feel like I'm learning php3, all the websites that talk about it look dated, and there isn't a lot of new information, it looks like it is a dying art, and I'm afraid all my knowledge will become obsolete at some point.
On the good side, if I learn it, it's unlikely to change, so I won't have learning fatigue. (or will there be a Docbook 6???) OMG.
Can you advice a stranger?