Reading http://dev.adonisjs.com/docs/4.0/validator and it’s not immediately apparent whether I even need to read it.
Actually all doc page applies to both, api or full stack application.
The boilerplates that Adonis offer out of the box are just starter but nothing keep you from installing the
View provider inside your API if you need to
Ideally all docs will apply to everyone. For example
Validator can be used when building API’s and can also be used with creating traditional server rendered apps.
There is no simple way to distinguish it. Also based upon your application you are building, you can choose to skip or read the documentation