Re: API - Suggestions on Document

Subject: Re: API - Suggestions on Document
From: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:22:53 -0400

Thank you all for your input and suggestions.

Bobbi

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> On 4/19/2012 11:47 AM, Roberta Hennessey wrote:
>
>> The audience for this new document is both technical and very
>> non-technical. The API is a .NET web services (asmx files).
>>
>
> I agree with Robert, you are describing two different documents. Are you
> certain that you are drafting the document for a technical audience?
> Sometimes, non-technical documentation is used for reference by technical
> people, but this does not mean that the document needs to be written for
> the technical audience.
>
>
> My idea is to
>> create a very basic, simple, introductory concept chapter and include
>> simple graphics (and maybe a work flow doc) to explain what an API does
>> and
>> how the two parts of this one work.
>>
>
> You seem to be describing a Use Case diagram, but use cases involve how
> people will use a system.
>
> http://www.gatherspace.com/**static/use_case_example.html<http://www.gatherspace.com/static/use_case_example.html>
>
> http://www.uml-diagrams.org/**use-case-diagrams-examples.**html<http://www.uml-diagrams.org/use-case-diagrams-examples.html>
>
>
> I am writing in Word, converted to pdf and the document is used both
>> online
>> and hard copy. I can think of some innovative ways to use bookmarks and
>> links in Word for the online users but what I'm really after is using the
>> graphics to convey how the API works.
>>
>
> Basic flowcharts work well for business and system processes.
>
> http://www.bestflowchart.com/**screenshots.htm<http://www.bestflowchart.com/screenshots.htm>
>
>
>
>
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API - Suggestions on Document: From: Roberta Hennessey
Re: API - Suggestions on Document: From: Lauren

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