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Learn OpenAPI Specification with VS Code

What you’ll learn

  • Learn the basics of API reference documentation
  • Estimate what you need before you start documenting API reference using OpenAPI specification
  • Learn how to setup Visual Studio Code with proper extension for OpenAPI specification
  • Watch a demonstration of a simple API reference documentation based on OpenAPI specification

Requirements

  • JSON, YML, VS Code, GitHub

Description

OpenAPI specification has been a buzzword for many years for those wanting to get into documenting API references. However, many of us have been unable to find the right resources that are able to point us in the right direction. What are the current industry standards? What are the tools to use? How do I get started? All these questions were left unanswered until now!

If you are curious to learn more about the world of OpenAPI and get familiar with the tools used for API reference documentation, this might be the right course for you. We will start with the basics and then move on to more advanced topics. Finally, we will finish this course with a working sample of API references based on Open API specifications.

This course takes you through the very basics of Web API, helps you set up with the right tools and resources, and get you started documenting Rest API reference using all the industry-standard tools. Through this course, you will:

1) Know the stakeholders that will become a part of your documentation initiative

2) Be able to set up a documentation test server locally

3) Be able to choose the tools necessary to start API documentation

4) Get familiar with the basics of Open API specification

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner and Intermediate Technical Writers

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