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What is jsdoc?

JSDoc 3 is an API documentation generator for JavaScript, similar to JavaDoc or PHPDoc. You add documentation comments directly to your source code, right along side the code itself. The JSDoc Tool will scan your source code, and generate a complete HTML documentation website for you.
jsdoc is a tool in the Documentation as a Service & Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses jsdoc?

24 companies reportedly use jsdoc in their tech stacks, including MEGA, Clovis, and immmr.

116 developers on StackShare have stated that they use jsdoc.
Pros of jsdoc
Far less verbose
Simpler type safe than TypeScript
No compiler needed
Does almost everything TS does
Decisions about jsdoc

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose jsdoc in their tech stack.

Salina Acharya
Senior Software Engineer at Datamine Software · | 6 upvotes · 119.9K views
Needs advice

Hello, I need to write documentation for my React codebase. I am tossing between Docusaurus and jsdoc. I liked everything about Docusaurus but then it doesn't seem to generate a web file like jsdoc does once the code is commented with the required tags. I was hoping I could get some advice on which tool to go with for my React application.

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jsdoc's Features

  • Up and running easily
  • Command line interface

jsdoc Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to jsdoc?
It obtains a comment called doc comment from a source code. Then it generates a document from a tag in a doc comment
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It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
Swagger UI
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jsdoc's Followers
153 developers follow jsdoc to keep up with related blogs and decisions.