Looking for examples of API documentation online? Wondering how the big boys write their API documentation so you can get a little inspiration? Me too. //Get the REST API Documentation Tutorial here We’ve being writing a lot of API documents recently for a new client. She asked for examples of how other IT companies publish […]
Want to document your Web and RESTful APIs but don’t know where to start? Me too. APIs are great but they also need documentation. I did a bit of hunting and compiled this list. It’s in no particular order of preference. I sorted them A-Z. [Get the API Documentation Template here] 21 API Documentation Tools […]
Kai raised an interesting point about which skill (writing/technical) takes longer to master. Knowing how to structure and present information to users? Or knowing how to use a product or application? That got me thinking. If you want to make money as a technical writer, which area should you focus on? Sharpen your writing skills or deepen your technical knowledge, for example, learning how to document an API?
Why write API reference documentation? If your company develops APIs, then you can provide reference documentation for each API available with the product. The API documentation should describe the common components used by each of the APIs for iOS, Android, and other platforms. Essentially, the API reference documentation explains the data structures available through the APIs. […]