Simple API Docs: Lessons from Battery Daddy

Simple API Docs: Lessons from Battery Daddy

Never before in history have so many APIs been firing on all cylinders than now. The software industry is on a fast train to more jobs, projects and products. I dusted off some of my favorite gems for this post. Ones I have borrowed and integrated into my projects....
API Docs Deader Than Disco

API Docs Deader Than Disco

After nearly a decade writing API documentation for companies of all sizes, I have a handful of confessions to make. Exported API reference documentation went out with disco. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. But it’s spot-on when it comes to the struggles...
JIRA vs Peddling Thin Air Like Wiley Coyote

JIRA vs Peddling Thin Air Like Wiley Coyote

As uncommon as it may be for technical writers, I’m a card-carrying JIRA/Confluence loyalist. Perhaps even a fanatic. The plethora of management tracking is nearly as instantaneous as instant replay during NFL games on TV. Back in 2011, I was contacted by a...