This is the first in a series of courses for technical writers who want to learn how to write API documentation.
This course teaches how to document structured data, focusing on the two most popular structured data formats: JSON and XML. If you are new to API documentation, this is a great place to start.
No programming experience is required, but technical writers with programming experience who want to know more about structured data will still find it useful.
What are APIs? APIs (Application Program Interfaces) define how software systems talk to each other, and API documentation is a rapidly growing field. There is a strong need for writers who can understand APIs and explain them so that software developers can understand how to use them. API writers get to be in on the cutting edge of technology in high-paying positions.