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Writing Comprehensive, Guaranteed, Up-to-Date REST API Documentation [Video]

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Writing Comprehensive, Guaranteed, Up-to-Date REST API Documentation [Video]

RESTful API documentation is often a topic of frustration for API developers and users. It doesn't have to be this way! Spring REST docs can help.

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RESTful APIs are eating the world — yet all too often, the documentation can cause indigestion for the API developers and users. Developers have to deal with annotation overload, repetition, and an unpleasant writing environment. Users are then left with documentation that’s inaccurate and difficult to use. It doesn’t have to be this way.

This talk will introduce Spring REST docs and their test-driven approach to RESTful API documentation. We’ll look at how they combine the power of Asciidoctor and your integration tests to produce documentation that’s accurate and easy-to-read while keeping your code DRY and free from annotation overload. We’ll also look at some of the features that are new in Spring REST Docs 1.1, including support for REST Assured and Markdown.

You can check out the slides here, or view the video below.

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spring rest docs ,integration ,restful api ,documentation

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