Tools like Swagger and RAML will save you hours of time, spitting out error-free code that you can show parallel to explanations of resources or authentication. Whichever tool you use, make sure that you don't choose one that spits out static documentation.A huge benefit to autodoc tools is that they can self-update as you make changes to your source code, which will make scaling easier than ever.API documentation has to be more than bare necessities like methods and endpoints.It needs examples, summaries and fleshed out explanations.But even if you're committed to writing great API documentation, it's hard to know where to start.
And while that skill set is highly valued in development, it doesn't always transfer over to writing great documentation.
So we figured it's about time to make public some of the best practices we've developed over the years for writing and updating lucid, navigable, and error-free API docs.
Developers often have a certain user persona in mind when they write documentation.
Create minimum viable documentation Writing API documentation from scratch isn't exactly a weekend project.
The best API docs take to build, iterate, and perfect.