Sessions at OSCON 2011 about Documentation

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Wednesday 27th July 2011

Thursday 28th July 2011

Friday 29th July 2011

  • Maintainable API Docs & Other Rainbow-Colored Unicorns

    by Neil Mansilla

    Web API documentation is a necessity for the success of a platform. Developers need docs to learn how to utilize your resources. Providing poor documentation is often considered worse than no documentation at all (which is inexcusable).

    Why do so many companies fail at providing great docs? What are the trends in the API universe when it comes to web API docs?

    Neil will discuss the trend of interactive API documentation, and how it helps platform providers maintain docs more easily, keep docs examples fresh and up to date, and provide an interactive learning environment that is clean and concise.

    At 10:00am to 10:40am, Friday 29th July

    In D139/140, Oregon Convention Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • How to Win Friends and Write Documentation

    by Noirin Plunkett

    Whether you’re just rolling out a new project, or you’re maintaining ten years and three major versions of legacy code, good documentation is vital for your users. They won't bother downloading your software if they can’t work out what it does, and if all you have is the bare-bones documentation to help them to get up and running, you’ll end up spending more time than you want to on support.

    At 11:00am to 11:40am, Friday 29th July

    In D139/140, Oregon Convention Center

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