Ryan Matthew Pierson

A Blog of Ersatz Savvy

Technical writing has the potential of being a very different career path in 2024 than it has in years prior. For a new technical writer, this means readying for quick pivots as the industry adapts to a new wave of technology.

For many new developers, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are an important part of learning how different data systems interact. GraphQL is an API structure that is quickly growing in popularity for its simplicity and efficiency.

Well-documented APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are the cornerstone of any good developer portal. REST (Representational State Transfer) and GraphQL are the two dominant architectures, each with its distinct approach to data retrieval and manipulation.

In the realm of technical writing, the collaboration between technical writers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) is pivotal. It is the primary relationship on which quality technical documentation is created.