STC Conference: Mike Brazill on Writing for Developers
Duration: 8 min.
Mike gives tips for writers who document APIs or write other information for developers. He says that because developers are busy and want to get started, you have to write less and provide more examples. Developers are more goal-oriented than task oriented. He also explains the different levels of API writing.
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