API Documentation Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

SDK Bridge

SDK Bridge is a company that specializes in explaining technology through documentation and software development kits. It provides a variety of API-related services including: API Documentation Sample code and tutorials Highly technical copywriting Training sessions on how to use software platforms Technology classes for youth These services can be a critical piece of delivering your API. SDK Bridge says that it is a bridge between people and technology. So very true. SDK Bridge provides a set of services that any business looking to deliver an API should evaluate. Even though you many be able to generate your own marketing materials, SDK and other supporting API documents, you may find more value bring in an outside perspective to make sure you explain how your API solves problems, adds value, and can be successfully integrated to customers systems.

ReadMe.io

ReadMe is a developer hub for your startup or code. It's a completely customizable and collaborative place for documentation, support, key generation and more. Don't waste your precious time reimplementing a dev.yourstartup.com. If you have an API, code library, or affiliate program, documentation is hard. Users can't use your product without understanding it, and most documentation on the Internet is lacking. The goal of ReadMe is to make consuming APIs completely painless.

APIEmbed

Auto-generated code snippets in many programming languages for your website, blog or API documentation.

Atlassian Confluence

Confluence is a wiki used by more than half of Fortune 100 companies to connect people with the content and co-workers they need to get their jobs done, faster. Connect your entire business in one place online to collaborate and capture knowledge – create, share, and discuss your documents, ideas, minutes, and projects.

REST United

Our mission is to help REST API providers easily create SDKs in different programming languages with easy-to-follow documentation and code samples while software developers can effortlessly consume the REST API by following the SDK installation instruction and using the code samples within minutes.

Dexy

Dexy helps your code to speak for itself. Show off your code with beautiful syntax highlighting. Write examples and Dexy will run them, inserting the output into any document you wish. Everything is based on live code, so updating is easy, syntax errors blow up on you, not your users, and typos are a thing of the past. With Dexy's smart caching, your code is only executed when it needs updating, saving you time while keeping your documents robust.

API Docs

Hosted public API documentation for every OAS (Swagger) and RAML spec out there.

Apidox

Apidox is a free to use, open source application. Code released under the MIT license. Contact, support and error reporting on GitHub.

Read the Docs

Read the Docs hosts documentation, making it fully searchable and easy to find. You can import your docs using any major version control system, including Mercurial, Git, Subversion, and Bazaar. We support webhooks so your docs get built when you commit code. There's also support for versioning so you can build docs from tags and branches of your code in your repository.

Apiary

Apiary.io is a hosted suite of tools that help companies build web APIs quickly, test and monitor them easily and document them effortlessly. It provides API owners with necessary infrastructure and helps them build relationship with their users. Core of the self-service solution is API Blueprint, an efficient format for describing an API, aspiring to define new gold standard for REST API development. The product uses this Blueprint to streamline adoption of new services and simplify integration to other systems.

Gelato.io

Gelato.io is a tool for creating really great API Documentation and Developer Portals. You can describe your API, import and sync with Swagger or API Blueprint, write awesome guides (or get them written for you), have your developers register and get updates when things change, get an automatic API Explorer - everything a good Documentation Site needs and more!

If you think there is an organization I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.