Stuck on an issue?

Lightrun Answers was designed to reduce the constant googling that comes with debugging 3rd party libraries. It collects links to all the places you might be looking at while hunting down a tough bug.

And, if you’re still stuck at the end, we’re happy to hop on a call to see how we can help out.

It doesn’t explain anything. nor does it make sense. I’ve been programming in javascript for 10 years now so i’m no stranger to it and to APIs, but this one is a mystery.

First of all, nowhere is explained what are the parameters you might pass, for example, to a line chart. I see you can pass data, but what else? where is the full list?

In the API page, the first thing you read is Module Chartist.AutoScaleAxis, but what does this name means?? how should even use object variable shown in the API? for example, I want to disable the vertical axis for a line chart. what is the parameter for that? searching the word vertical show no results.

There are all these functions and code…but how should one use them? use-case examples?

This whole API is one big WTF I’m not trying to be annoying or anything, I myself have been open-sourcing a lot and if I think so, I guess countless other devs are also frustrated by the lack of proper documentation

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 8 years ago
  • Reactions:34
  • Comments:46

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

yairEOcommented, Sep 9, 2015

Ha thanks, now I see. never thought that a list of settings will be refereed to as “code”. Never in my life I would have thought clicking that button. Instead of getting angry maybe you should re-think the UX. sorry for not mind-reading how the API works. I get FAR dumber question on my projects from users and I answer them all and question my own README and tutorials so those questions won’t be raised again by another.

andrewfloncommented, Aug 19, 2015

… and yet many other developers have managed to use the API for this rather nifty royalty-free graphing library to get themselves set-up.

I’m quite a novice developer yet I managed to quickly follow the documentation and figure out how to setup everything to get some great-looking charts working with my application.

… and the developer (Gion) is very active in answering questions and providing free, incisive support for his library - much more than most other libraries I’ve seen …

If you’re such an experienced developer yourself, I’m surprised you’re having such trouble following the documentation - or knowing that you don’t get much help online by acting like an asshole.

Read more comments on GitHub >

github_iconTop Results From Across the Web

The Worst API Ever Made - Casey Muratori
There's so many bad APIs out there, I could have picked one at random and been very likely to find enough problems to...
Read more >
The Worst API Ever Made : r/programming - Reddit
Yeah, in my head I was going through the list of all the worst APIs I could think of, and almost all of...
Read more >
The Worst API Ever Made? - Hacker News
I claim MS Crypto API is even worse (I used both Crypto and ETW on the same project, it's by far not as...
Read more >
Hardest and Worst API ever · Issue #2039 - GitHub
I've developed more than 10 marketplace integrations and i can easily say that Amazon SP-API is the worst documented and worst developed API...
Read more >
What is the worst API that has ever been made? - Quora
I don't know about the worst API ever made, but the worst I've ever had to integrate with is QuickBooks Web Connector. It's...
Read more >

github_iconTop Related Medium Post

No results found

github_iconTop Related StackOverflow Question

No results found

github_iconTroubleshoot Live Code

Lightrun enables developers to add logs, metrics and snapshots to live code - no restarts or redeploys required.
Start Free

github_iconTop Related Reddit Thread

No results found

github_iconTop Related Hackernoon Post

No results found

github_iconTop Related Tweet

No results found

github_iconTop Related Post

No results found

github_iconTop Related Hashnode Post

No results found