Effectively Documenting APIs and SDKs

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August 10, 2022 - 12:00 PM

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Effectively Documenting APIs and SDKs

Wednesday, 10 August 2022; 12 Noon to 1:00 PM Eastern time (GMT-4)

People often use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs)  interchangeably. However, they are conceptually different. Join Girish Sankaran as he reviews some best practices for documenting any API from scratch regardless of the API type. You will learn what does and does not need to be included in API documentation.

A SDK generally includes client programs to call the API, documentation to set up the prerequisites, and instructions to compile and run the client program. SDKs include many client programs to meet the developers’ common use cases that may require multiple programming languages. Essentially, with an SDK, developers can consume an API in minutes, whereas it might take hours or even days for a developer to start without an SDK.

Attendee takeaways from this webinar include:

  • The clear differences and similarities between APIs and SDKs.
  • APIs are of different types: REST APIs, SOAP-based APIs, and standalone APIs that are neither SOAP- nor REST-based. Regardless of the API type, you can follow some best practices for documenting any API from scratch. You must know what needs to be included and what does not need to be included in the documentation.
  • Learn that what goes into an SDK document ultimately defines the effectiveness of the software to meet customer expectations and create a satisfactory user experience. You’ll come away knowing the nuts and bolts of various SDK components and how you can represent these components in your SDK documents for easy developer consumption.

For current CPTC certificants: This webinar provides 2 CEUs for recertification, in the Production Delivery core compentency area.

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