It's supposed to be used in combination with doca - a tool that scaffolds API documentation based on JSON HyperSchemas.
Please file any issues at the doca repository.
npm install -g doca doca init -t bootstrap
This creates a new API documentation with
doca-bootstrap-theme as a dependency.
How to create your own theme
The best way is to fork and modify this repository. The integration with doca is pretty loose and it makes just a few assumptions about your theme.
Doca expects to import two React components from your theme (otherwise it fails):
App- main root component that gets all schemas through the props
<head></head>part of the final documentation
App component can expect to receive two props:
this.props.schemas: Immutable.List - an array of all imported schemas, the schema format can be found here - it's the ouput of json-schema-example-loader. However, the whole data structure is additionally turned into immutable one by Immutable.js library and
Immutable.fromJS()function. It deeply converts all arrays into Immutable.List and all objects into Immutable.Map. Thus, you have to use slightly different methods for iteration or prop access.
this.props.config: object - a plain object exported by users from
config.js, it should always have the key
Head component can expect to receive two props:
this.props.title: string - the title specified in
this.props.cssBundle: string - you should put this code into your Head component:thispropscssBundle && <link = ="stylesheet" />
- You should just use native
this.stateand keep the state in your components. It's perfect for things like toggling.
- Advanced: If your theme is getting bigger (a lot of state everywhere), you can consider using Redux. Doca is already using Redux for handling schemas. Your theme can export a reducer (check this pattern in our cf-ui components). However, it's up to you to modify the scaffolded application and import your reducer in
/src/client/reducers/index.js. Doca app currently doesn't do any assumptions about this (it could auto-import the theme reducer in future though). So if you want to make your theme useful out-of-the-box, try to use native
You can use these three global variables (provided by webpack):
npm run build:nojsscript. You can ship your API docs without JS bundle. This variable is
nojsflag is used. It gives you opportunity to do some changes in your components (show/hide sections should be visible by default etc.)
LAST_MODIFIED: number -
Date.now()value, in case you want to display "last modified" information somewhere
process.env.NODE_ENV: enum - can be
You have three options how to style your React components:
- React inline styles.
- Link directly your external stylesheet in the Head component.
- Doca's webpack expects to find folder
/stylesin your theme. It dynamically imports and processes all css, less and scss files from this folder. Magic! Then, it bundles them into a single css file and passes
this.props.cssBundleto your Head component. You can leave this folder empty, then
this.props.cssBundleis going to be empty.
Unfortunately, you can't directly import styles from your React components since webpack can't resolve such requires in
We would be happy to see more open source doca themes! Let us know if you publish some. It should follow this name convention:
Immutable.js is used because resulting app (page) can be pretty big and we want to keep re-rendering fast. All your components should implement
shouldComponentUpdate()method, so it prevents unnecessary re-renders. Or you can simply extend your components from react-pure-render.
When you're developing a new theme, you can streamline the process by copy&pasting your components into Doca app. That will give you hot-reloading! Otherwise, you can use npm link. With every change, you have to call
npm linkagain, so it triggers
npm prepublishand rebuilds your components (babel/JSX -> ES5).
npm run lint(use node v4+)