Re: writing an SDK

Subject: Re: writing an SDK
From: Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 20:16:44 -0400

Actually, APIs and SDKs don't look like much of anything.
You've just become the UI. <g>

Start by reading "Yesterday API was just another acronym;
today I have to document one!" at this link:

(There's also a paper on OO terms and technolgy there if
you need it.)

Read a book or take a class to learn the programming language
that you need to document. If it's C++ or Java, there are
free good books available at

Join the nettechwriters group on Yahoo.

Welcome to the club! Good luck!
-Sue Gallagher

> From: Siliconwriter <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net>
> Date: 2005/04/11 Mon PM 07:02:10 EDT
> To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Subject: writing an SDK
> I'm starting a new job. The first thing they want me to write is an
> SDK. I've never written one. I don't even know what they look like,
> even though I've been documenting software for years. Most of my work
> has been in support of GUIs and CLIs, but I've never been assigned an
> SDK or an API. Any suggestions where to start? Thanks.


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