This is quite a bold move, as it shows 37signals, a company known to go to pretty extreme lengths to solve problems their own way, have enough trust in Github to use it for a critical role in their business. Nick from 37signals explains:
Since the all new Basecamp’s API launch, our Developerland site was feeling a bit dated without GitHub’s wonderful styling and syntax highlighting. Spring is a time for cleaning, and that includes API documentation!
Each 37signals product now has its own API documentation repository:
The 37signals folks explain some of the benefits of the move:
My favorite new feature of the API documentation is that each endpoint now has its own permalink. For example, here’s Highrise’s Get deal endpoint.
This is a very cool move and I imagine there will be a lot more amendments (think typo corrections) to the API documentation over the coming weeks. Check them out!