Re: Which skill to acquire

Subject: Re: Which skill to acquire
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:38:47 -0400

On Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:55:42 -0400, Stuckey, Ginger <X2BVSHEW -at- southernco -dot- com> wrote:

Ryan,
Would you please expand on the "skills that are themselves in demand or gratifying to develop."? I've never written API documentation but it intrigues me. Plus I like to keep expanding my skills.

Ginger Stuckey
Technical Writer

When I've done API work, some time ago now, I found that the part that was most needed was the farthest from tech writing. That was checking the authenticity of the professed parameters, and the generation of sample code. It was not uncommon for the original developer of the API to have left incomplete or misleading specifications before abandoning his position to go elsewhere. Reading code was necessary. "Oh, the specifications say it's the buzzer count but it actually wants the two's complement of the buzzer count!"

Perhaps things are different now. But I doubt it.
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References:
Which skill to acquire: From: Robert Slack
Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Lois Patterson
Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Monique Semp
Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Ryan Haber
RE: Which skill to acquire: From: Stuckey, Ginger

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