Congrats, you finished

Congratulations, you finished the Publishing API Docs course. By now, you should have a solid understanding of the variety and possibilities for publishing API documentation.

At this point, think about your requirements, your audience, and try to pick the right tools for your situation.

Questions to consider

Here are a few questions to consider:

  • Will developers be writing or contributing to the content?
  • Does your security group restrict you from using third-party platforms to host documentation?
  • Do you have a budget to pay a third-party platform for hosting?
  • Do you want to manage the web platform details yourself or offload this onto another group/company?
  • How many endpoints do you have to document?
  • Should you push documentation from the source into your documentation?
  • Does the documentation need be visible on the web, or does it need to be private?
  • To what extent do you want customers to have a one-stop-shopping experience — reading docs, logging support tickets, posting to forums, viewing news?
  • Do you have UX resources to help build a custom solution?

What publishing tools did you choose?

I’m curious to know what publishing tools you chose. There are many options, and I could only cover a fraction of them during this course. Drop me a note to let me know what publishing tool or platform you’re using, and how it’s working out.

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