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Ekemini Samuel
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Documenting endpoints in API documentation. πŸ“š

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I tackled an essential topic in Technical Writingβ€”Documenting endpoints in API documentation. πŸ“š

Did you know that endpoints are like the doorways to your API? They're the specific URLs that users can access to interact with your API. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

To document endpoints effectively, you need to provide clear information about what each endpoint does, what HTTP methods it supports, what parameters it accepts, and what responses it returns. πŸ’»

Here's a quick summary:

πŸ”Ή Start with a clear description of the endpoint's purpose.

πŸ”Ή List the supported HTTP methods (GET, POST, etc.)

πŸ”Ή Document any parameters that the endpoint accepts.

πŸ”Ή Provide examples of how to use the endpoint.

πŸ”Ή List all possible response codes and explain what they mean.

πŸ”Ή Explain any limitations or restrictions on the endpoint.

With these tips, the API documentation can be understood and used effectively.

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