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A Writer"s Guide to Software Documentation

Donald G. Steely

A Writer"s Guide to Software Documentation

by Donald G. Steely

  • 117 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Goode/Steely Associates .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Computer Bks - General Information,
  • Computers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatRing-bound
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11628578M
    ISBN 100961262001
    ISBN 109780961262006
    OCLC/WorldCa12250929

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Writing good documentation has its challenges, but it certainly pays off a hundred times if you think how much easier it will be for your users to implement your software’s capabilities. Functionally a primer for novice software documentation writers and possibly a quick reference for intermediate documentation writers.

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Documentation Guide This guide gathers the collective wisdom of the Write the Docs community around best practices for creating software documentation.

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The guide is a living document, so it changes over time. When it changes, we generally don't change previously published documentation to match.

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