Microsoft has published its REST API Design Guidelines to the API community. According to Gareth Jones, Principal API Architect, who announced its release: “The effort got started from hearing two key points of feedback from customers: It should be easier to get started with Microsoft APIs – Developers wanted to be able to run the curl tool… Read more »
Last week, I spoke at, and attended, Madworld 2016, the conference hosted by MadCap Software for its users. It’s the most rewarding and enjoyable of all the conferences on technical communication that I attend. Here is a summary of what I saw and heard on the first day.
We’ve written our new training course on documenting APIs, bar the model answers, and it’s now out for review. We’ve learnt a few lessons, and confirmed a few beliefs, whilst developing the course. We thought we’d share them below: Start with the absolute basics. It’s best to assume little or no knowledge of the subject, and start from… Read more »
We’ve started work on a new training course about planning, writing and managing an API documentation project. Primarily aimed at REST APIs, this will help you to organise, plan, author and control your API documentation. This course is aimed mostly at people who are not developers, and no programming experience will be required. The exercises are… Read more »
One of the factors that influences the development of new training courses is, naturally, the potential level of interest in a particular course. If you have any comments on what you’d like to see in a course on planning and writing API documentation, please email us with your thoughts.