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Programming language: JavaScript
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: API     Documentation     REST     Restful     Doc     Apidoc    
Latest version: v0.29.0

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apiDoc

apiDoc creates a documentation from API descriptions in your source code.

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Documentation: apidocjs.com

Example output.

Installation

$ npm install -g apidoc

Usage

Add some apidoc comments anywhere in your source code:

/**
 * @api {get} /user/:id Request User information
 * @apiName GetUser
 * @apiGroup User
 *
 * @apiParam {Number} id User's unique ID.
 *
 * @apiSuccess {String} firstname Firstname of the User.
 * @apiSuccess {String} lastname  Lastname of the User.
 */

Now generate the documentation from src/ into doc/.

$ apidoc -i src/ -o doc/

This repository contains and example folder from which you can generate a very complete documentation on an example api endpoint. It also contains best practice hints (in the footer.md file).

$ git clone https://github.com/apidoc/apidoc && cd apidoc
$ npm install --prod
$ ./bin/apidoc -i example -o /tmp/doc
$ $BROWSER /tmp/doc

Programmatic usage

You can generate the documentation programmatically:

import path from 'path'
import { createDoc } from 'apidoc'

const doc = createDoc({
  src: path.resolve(__dirname, 'src'),
  dest: path.resolve(__dirname, 'doc')
})

if (typeof doc !== 'boolean') {
  // Documentation was generated!
  console.log(doc.data) // `api_data.json` file content
  console.log(doc.project) // `api_project.json` file content
}

Install type definitions (see @types/apidoc):

$ npm install -D @types/apidoc

Docker image

You can use apidoc in Docker like this:

# first build the image after cloning this repository
docker build -t apidoc/apidoc .
# run it
docker run --rm -v $(pwd):/home/node/apidoc apidoc/apidoc -o outputdir -i inputdir

Supported programming languages

  • C#, Go, Dart, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Scala (all DocStyle capable languages):
   /**
     * This is a comment.
     */
  • Clojure:
   ;;;;
   ;; This is a comment.
   ;;;;
  • CoffeeScript:
   ###
   This is a comment.
   ###
  • Elixir:
   #{
   # This is a comment.
   #}
  • Erlang:
   %{
   % This is a comment.
   %}
  • Perl
   #**
   # This is a comment.
   #*
   =pod
   This is a comment.
   =cut
  • Python
   """
   This is a comment.
   """
  • Ruby
   =begin
   This is a comment.
   =end

Plugins (extend apiDoc)

apiDoc will auto include installed plugins.

  • apidoc-plugin-schema Generates and inject apidoc elements from api schemas. npm install apidoc-plugin-schema

For details and an example on how to implement your own plugin, please view apidoc-plugin-test.

Support

Please create a new issue if you have a suggestion/question or if you found a problem/bug.

Contributing

apiDoc is a collaborative project. Pull requests are welcome. Please see the CONTRIBUTING file.

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