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Monday, May 16 • 9:45am - 10:30am
Generating API Documentation Automatically from the Source Code

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Many developers who produce application programming interfaces (APIs) prefer to generate the documentation directly from the source code. This session explores and demonstrates three commonly-used tools used for this: Doxygen for C-like APIs, Javadoc for Java APIs, and Swagger for Web Service APIs. We will cover how these tools work conceptually and describe the standard outline for API reference information, which is expected by software developers. We will also review the coding used for each tool to produce the organization of API reference information, and show examples of “pushing the limits” of these tools to include content that is more than the standard programming reference information.

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Ed Marshall

Marshall Documentation Consulting
Ed is an independent consultant technical writer and the sole proprietor of Marshall Documentation Consulting, with over 28 years in technical writing. He specializes in technical documentation for developers including APIs (application programming interfaces), SDKs (software developer’s kits), Web Services products, etc. Over his career, he has developed expertise in using tools to “let the computer do the work,” such as advanced tools for... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
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