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Creating Effective Documentation for Developers (LFC112)

Create inclusive documentation for new users and foster engagement, while leveraging specific skills to meet the unique API documentation requirements of your product.

Who Is It For

This course is designed for open source developers, project managers, and engineers, catering to different writing skills. Also beneficial for tech writers with basic programming knowledge.
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What You’ll Learn

You will learn the essentials of effective API documentation, including different document types, API elements, code-based reference improvement, technical communication skills, planning for documentation in software development, and collaboration with writers and editors to enhance technical documentation.
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What It Prepares You For

This course prepares you to create, enhance, and evaluate product documentation. You’ll be able to plan for quality documentation, convey information effectively, and collaborate with writers as a subject matter expert to transfer technical knowledge efficiently to users.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Creating Effective API Documentation
Chapter 3. Contents of an API Documentation Suite
Chapter 4. Supporting the Documentation Effort

Students should be familiar with topics discussed in the Open Source Technical Documentation Essentials (LFC111) course. They should also have prior knowledge of software engineering concepts and development environments. Additionally, a basic understanding of APIs, their users, and their applications is recommended.