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Ask the Doc(umentation Writer)

Hear from our technical writer, Pam Goodrich, as she dives into Stoplight Platfo...

Pam Goodrich
Pam Goodrich
February 16 2022

API Style Guides We Love (And Why You Will, Too)

We’ve put together a list of our favorite “in-the-wild” API style guides from a ...

Julia Seidman
Julia Seidman
February 14 2022

Let’s Debate: GraphQL vs REST

GraphQL is an open-source specification for data retrieval from server to client...

Jason Harmon CTO
Jason Harmon CTO
February 10 2022

Three Ways to See if Your APIs Have Style

How do you know if your API has style? A quick way to evaluate is to look for th...

Julia Seidman
Julia Seidman
February 9 2022

Back to Basics: What is an API?

We’re sharing back-to-basics info and resources throughout the entire month. Let...

Anna Daugherty
Anna Daugherty
January 12 2022

Documentation December: Celebrating Some of the Best in API Documentation

This recent blog dives into a few documentation trends that produce excellent do...

Anna Daugherty
Anna Daugherty
December 14 2021

Your API Reference is More than a List of Ingredients

In this article, we’ll cover the ingredients for great docs, so that you can be ...

Julia Seidman
Julia Seidman
December 13 2021

Three Documentation Trends to Share with Your Team in 2022

Modernizing API documentation means incorporating three elements: Automation, Re...

Julia Seidman
Julia Seidman
December 7 2021

REST API Design Standards - Do They Even Exist?

We cover the REST architectural style, some REST API design conventions, and int...

Adam DuVander
Adam DuVander
November 26 2021

API Design Patterns for REST

Best Practices for Designing and Developing RESTful APIs

Adam DuVander
Adam DuVander
November 24 2021
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