Alpaca's Documentation Site Upgrade: Helping Empower Users with Seamless Edits and Live API Interaction

At Alpaca, we are excited to unveil our newly improved documentation site that reflects our commitment to staying ahead of the curve. This innovative improvement aims to provide you with a more seamless and interactive experience, allowing you to navigate and contribute to the platform's extensive documentation easily.

How Has The Alpaca Documentation Site Improved?

Any User Can Suggest Improvements

One of the significant enhancements introduced by our integration with ReadMe is "Suggest Edits." With this feature, you can make changes and suggest improvements to the documentation.

By selecting the "Suggest Edits" option, you have the power to contribute to the accuracy and clarity of the content. This inclusivity allows Alpaca's documentation to remain up-to-date and relevant, benefiting both Alpaca and our community.

Live API Interaction

Under the API reference page, we have added a live API interaction feature to the documentation site. This enhancement provides you with the ability to interact directly with the documentation using your unique API keys and secret.

Note: this will only work on Paper environment.

Previously, you had to switch between the documentation and their respective API environments, causing inconvenience. However, with the live API interaction feature, you can seamlessly test and experiment with the APIs all within the documentation, resulting in a more efficient and error-free workflow.

Live API Interaction

The introduction of live API interaction brings numerous benefits to you. This enables you to gain a better understanding of how the APIs work by directly interacting with them in real-time. This hands-on experience facilitates faster learning and helps empower you to build robust and reliable applications using Alpaca's APIs.

18+ Languages Supported In Live API Interaction

The documentation site now accommodates a wide range of programming languages. This upgrade allows you to interact with the documentation in more than 18 languages, including Go, Ruby, Shell, C++, Python, and many others.

By supporting a diverse array of programming languages, Alpaca enables developers worldwide to engage with our documentation in a language that is familiar and comfortable to them.

Additional languages supported

In the next section of the article, we will explain how users can easily suggest edits to the documentation.

How Can Any User Suggest Edits?

Imagine you want to change something on this page Integration Setup with Alpaca. The first step is to click on Suggest Edits at the top right of any page on the Docs.

Click on Suggest Edits

Then, enter your email address to receive a  one-time login link

Enter your email address 

An email will then be sent to you, please click on the call to action to suggest changes to a particular documentation.

Suggest edits and click submit

The edits added will then be reviewed by our team and will be approved or rejected taking into account the information added.

Please see the new documentation link here

This page will help you get started with Alpaca Docs. You’ll be up and running in a jiffy!

We value your input! Take a survey to share your feedback on the new docs site. Click here

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The content is for general informational purposes only. Screenshots are for illustrative purposes only.

Securities brokerage services are provided by Alpaca Securities LLC ("Alpaca Securities"), member FINRA/SIPC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AlpacaDB, Inc. Technology and services are offered by AlpacaDB, Inc.

Cryptocurrency services are made available by Alpaca Crypto LLC ("Alpaca Crypto"), a FinCEN registered money services business (NMLS # 2160858), and a wholly-owned subsidiary of AlpacaDB, Inc. Alpaca Crypto is not a member of SIPC or FINRA. Cryptocurrencies are not stocks and your cryptocurrency investments are not protected by either FDIC or SIPC. Please see the Disclosure Library for more information.

This is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, or advice to buy or sell securities or cryptocurrencies, or open a brokerage account or cryptocurrency account in any jurisdiction where Alpaca Securities or Alpaca Crypto respectively, are not registered or licensed, as applicable.

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