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apidoc and swagger are two nice projects which are focusing on documentation of APIs. This project is a middle tier which tries to bring them together in a sense that:

It uses apidoc to convert inline documentation comments into json schema and later convert it to swagger json schmea.

Uses the apidoc-core library.

How It Works

By putting in line comments in the source code like this in javascript, you will get swagger.json file which can be served to swagger-ui to generate html overview of documentation.


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


npm install apidoc-swagger -g

Current version unlocks most of the basic capabilities of both projects and improvement is in progress.


apidoc-swagger -i example/ -o doc/

Have a look at apidoc for full functionality overview and capabilities of apidoc.

To read more about how swagger works refer to swagger-ui and swagger-spec for details of swagger.json.

Gulp Module

gulp-apidoc-swagger npm install gulp-apidoc-swagger.