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Google Developer Documentation Style Guide made public

September 8, 2017

Google recently made public its style guide for developer documentation. You can find it here: http://developers.google.com/style/

At a quick glance, it offers up some clear, plain language information on how to treat various punctuation and wording. I particularly liked their overall recommendations regarding date and time formatting: http://developers.google.com/style/dates-times. Why? Because formatting that looks like this — 1/6/2017 — can be misinterpreted by readers as either January 6 or June 1, depending on where in the world you live or were educated.

[Links last checked September 2017]

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