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Ask HN: What's the best API documentation you've ever used?
8 points by mwetzler 818 days ago | 12 comments



Java API documentation. http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/

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the aesthetic certainly leaves something to be desired O_O

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I guess it's just personal preference but Java has always been my favorite. I don't need a fancy design and word clouds etc. Furthermore, the Java documentation has a very high level of completeness, consistency, and all-around quality.

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Cool one with readily usable code snippets & data, esp if you are logged in: https://apidocs.chargebee.com/docs/api/subscriptions?lang=cu...

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ooo I like this. definitely going to be building usable code snippets customized for logged-in users! thanks!!

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Stripe's is pretty clean and easy to follow: https://stripe.com/docs

Also I like Mailgun's: http://documentation.mailgun.net/

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Qt is the best: http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.0/qtdoc/index.html

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Totally agree.

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Github's is great: http://developer.github.com/v3/

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python official docs and flask docs

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Mathematica's documentation. It has live editable examples built in similar to the man pages.

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MSDN

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