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Originally aired on

August 4th, 2015

026: Documentation & Developer Experience

Documentation can make or break a project but it's often completely overlooked until the very end. And if we don't think about how developers will interact with our project before writing our opening <?php tag, we could end up with a very ugly API.

We'll discuss some strategies we can take to improve the overall developer experience with "good" documentation and clean API's


Documentation and Developer Experience Show Summary

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Ryan Weaver

Taylor Otwell

Frank de Jonge

Developer Shout-Out

The Developer Shout-Out recognizes developers in the community for their contributions.

For this episode the panel guests, Ryan, Taylor, and Frank nominated Ross Tuck for the Developer Shout-Out segment.

Thank you, Ross Tuck for your great documentation efforts with Tactician. A $50 Amazon gift card is on its way to you.

$50 Amazon gift card sponsored by Laracasts


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