Are you a technical writer who must write API software documentation? Do you wonder what you need to prepare and deliver to have high–quality API documentation and do not know where to start?
If yes, then this course is for you!
At JPDocu School of Technical Writing, we believe that technical writing is and should stay a simple task. Simple like in easy to do ! That’s why we do our best to explain API and API documentation in simple terms, making it simple and easy for you to follow!
API stands for Application Programming Interface. An interface is a software abstraction, which allows two software applications to communicate with each other seamlessly.
There are two roles you need to consider when you write documentation about an API:
The role of the developer who created the API. This developer needs to provide information about the way the API is supposed to work; what requests can it receive and what responses does is provide.
The role of the developer who uses the API. This developer needs to read through the API documentation to understand the ways to connect to the API, the requests that he or she can send to the API, and the responses that the API shall return for these requests.
Specification: Technical Writing: How to Write API Software Documentation