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Documentation First

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August 14th, 2010 10:10 AM

Engine Yard, San Francisco, CA

Engine Yard, San Francisco, CA

As developers build new libraries and tools, they sometimes write documentation as an afterthought, or not at all. Poor or missing documentation can prevent a library from being adopted, and can also be the sign of a poor API.

This talk will look at the idea of documenting first, as a means of driving development. Documentation upfront means you end up with better documentation and better-designed APIs, which are two key elements to a library being heavily adopted.

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