In December 2014, I published a survey to gather some basic information about API documentation practices. I used an informal, short-answer style with 10 questions listed in a Google doc. About 43 people participated, though not everyone responded to every question.
If I were doing this survey again, I would clarify some of my questions. Still, the responses were valuable and paint a good picture of how API tech writers author and produce content.
Here are the 10 questions. With each question, I expound a bit on the responses and implications.
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