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Welcome! I’m Lorna: open source technology leader and developer experience engineer. I’m a striking combination of technical experience, communication skills, and a genuine love for enabling others to succeed. I’m a leader, an engineer, a writer, a user champion, an open source maintainer, and a public speaker. My passion is taking great technology, and making it a great experience for users.
I’ve heard a variety of bad advice (and some untruths!) regarding how to version your OpenAPI description lately. Rather than dig into those, instead I’ll share my opinion on how I like to version API descriptions in my own projects. Every API project is different, but perhaps there’s something here that can help your project too. Continue reading
I talk to a lot of people about their API lifecycles and processes, and one thing that has value in almost every case is immediate documentation preview for all updates to an OpenAPI description. The time it takes to set it up (about ten minutes now I know what to do) is an investment that makes every future change easier to propose, review, and accept. Here’s my recipe for open source OpenAPI documentation using Redoc (disclaimer: I work for Redocly, who publish Redoc) with the files pushed to Netlify for hosting (but it’s HTML, so really any hosting will do and you should feel free to adapt the instructions for your preferred platform, and then share them in the comments). Continue reading
TechMids, October 2023
Treblle Hacktoberfest, October 2023
APIDays, September 2023
WriteTheDocs Atlantic, September 2023
Laravel Live UK, June 2023
APItheDocs, June 2023