API Documentation Checklist [Infographic]

Published 28 January 2015 | Updated 24 October 2019 |


Here, at API2Cart blog we have written dime a dozen words about API documentation, its importance, best practices and much more. It seems that this topic is endless, and even more could be said concerning doc building.

Writing good API documentation from scratch is the one that frightened many developers. And no wonder, as it takes a lot of efforts and time to create the right one. Often, programmers take shortcuts in order to simplify the process. However, such approach leads to complete crash of the whole system as good documentation is the key of getting people steamed up about your project.

The plain listing of endpoints together with their parameters is considered to be bad practice. Treat your documentation as the whole system of content and pursue the goal to teach developers how to interact with your API.

We strive to make the contribution in streamlining the process of building an API doc. So, today we offer you to explore our infographic that contains all major points a good API documentation should have. api-documentation

It goes without saying, good API documentation is the halfway to successful project. Hope, that you find our infographic useful resource to enrich your knowledges. Feel free to comment and add more points to the checklist.

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