DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

Discussion on: What developer products/tools should exist, but don't?

dougatgrafbase profile image
Doug Schwartz

This subject is near and dear to my heart as I have written developer docs for decades. Unfortunately, writers are often brought on board after the project has been underway for months or even years in some cases. It makes it extremely hard to get up to speed and contribute meaningfully.

It's also a challenge when the development team forgets to notify you that they've changed something. It's straightforward to add unit tests to API code examples, but keeping track of UI changes (name is now title) is nigh impossible for any relatively complex product.

You do what you can. I would strongly recommend any docs have a feedback link at the bottom of the page. Just recently I commented on an SDK I used to work on at AWS as their GitHub repo was still referring to the V1 version of the docs, instead of the current version.