Possessives#

According to IBM Style Guide, and Developing Quality Technical Information:

Use a prepositional phrase instead of an apostrophe and the letter s (’s) to show the possessive form of abbreviations, brand names, product names, or inanimate objects.

Use

Don’t use

The layout of the GUI is intuitive. Use the views in Rational® Software Architect to model systems or applications. Edit the properties of the object.

The GUI’s layout is intuitive. Use Rational® Software Architect’s views to model systems or applications. Edit the object’s properties.

The Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) Monitor Agent (or jagent) collects information about an instance

Oracle’s GoldenGate (OGG) Monitor Agent (or jagent) collects information about an instance