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MireDot
MireDot

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ReadMe.io
ReadMe.io

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+ 1
70
Swagger UI
Swagger UI

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What is MireDot?

Generate REST documentation directly from your Java source code. This ensures always up-to-date and accurate documentation with minimal effort.

What is ReadMe.io?

Collaborative Developer Hubs

What is Swagger UI?

Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API
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      What are some alternatives to MireDot, ReadMe.io, and Swagger UI?
      Postman
      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
      Apiary
      It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that apiary.io saves.
      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.
      Gitbook
      It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
      Read the Docs
      It hosts documentation, making it fully searchable and easy to find. You can import your docs using any major version control system, including Mercurial, Git, Subversion, and Bazaar.
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      Decisions about MireDot, ReadMe.io, and Swagger UI
      Todd Gardner
      Todd Gardner
      President at TrackJS · | 4 upvotes · 237K views
      atTrackJSTrackJS
      Jekyll
      Jekyll
      GitHub Pages
      GitHub Pages
      ReadMe.io
      ReadMe.io
      Read the Docs
      Read the Docs
      Gatsby
      Gatsby

      We recently needed to rebuild our documentation site, currently built using Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. We wanted to update the content and refresh the style to make it easier to find answers.

      We considered hosted services that could accept our markdown content, like ReadMe.io and Read the Docs, however both seemed expensive for essentially hosting the same platform we already had for free.

      I also looked at the Gatsby Static Site generator to modernize Jekyll. I don't think this is a fit, as our documentation is relatively simple and relies heavily on Markdown. Jekyll excels at Markdown, while Gatsby seemed to struggle with it.

      We chose to stick with the current platform and just refresh our template and style with some add-on JavaScript.

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      Noah Zoschke
      Noah Zoschke
      Engineering Manager at Segment · | 29 upvotes · 370.6K views
      atSegmentSegment
      Postman
      Postman
      Markdown
      Markdown
      ReadMe.io
      ReadMe.io
      Swagger UI
      Swagger UI
      #Documentation
      #Api
      #QA

      We just launched the Segment Config API (try it out for yourself here) — a set of public REST APIs that enable you to manage your Segment configuration. A public API is only as good as its #documentation. For the API reference doc we are using Postman.

      Postman is an “API development environment”. You download the desktop app, and build API requests by URL and payload. Over time you can build up a set of requests and organize them into a “Postman Collection”. You can generalize a collection with “collection variables”. This allows you to parameterize things like username, password and workspace_name so a user can fill their own values in before making an API call. This makes it possible to use Postman for one-off API tasks instead of writing code.

      Then you can add Markdown content to the entire collection, a folder of related methods, and/or every API method to explain how the APIs work. You can publish a collection and easily share it with a URL.

      This turns Postman from a personal #API utility to full-blown public interactive API documentation. The result is a great looking web page with all the API calls, docs and sample requests and responses in one place. Check out the results here.

      Postman’s powers don’t end here. You can automate Postman with “test scripts” and have it periodically run a collection scripts as “monitors”. We now have #QA around all the APIs in public docs to make sure they are always correct

      Along the way we tried other techniques for documenting APIs like ReadMe.io or Swagger UI. These required a lot of effort to customize.

      Writing and maintaining a Postman collection takes some work, but the resulting documentation site, interactivity and API testing tools are well worth it.

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      Tim Nolet
      Tim Nolet
      Founder, Engineer & Dishwasher at Checkly · | 7 upvotes · 137.5K views
      atChecklyHQChecklyHQ
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Node.js
      Node.js
      hapi
      hapi
      Vue.js
      Vue.js
      Swagger UI
      Swagger UI
      Slate
      Slate

      JavaScript Node.js hapi Vue.js Swagger UI Slate

      Two weeks ago we released the public API for Checkly. We already had an API that was serving our frontend Vue.js app. We decided to create an new set of API endpoints and not reuse the already existing one. The blog post linked below details what parts we needed to refactor, what parts we added and how we handled generating API documentation. More specifically, the post dives into:

      • Refactoring the existing Hapi.js based API
      • API key based authentication
      • Refactoring models with Objection.js
      • Validating plan limits
      • Generating Swagger & Slate based documentation
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      Reviews of MireDot, ReadMe.io, and Swagger UI
      Review ofReadMe.ioReadMe.io

      I cannot stress enough how important it is for companies to avoid Readme.io.

      There is no accountability from their team when their service encounters serious errors. For weeks now, the service has been throwing internal server errors which were caught by monitoring tools.

      In reaching out to readme.io support, the only information they ever gave was "Thank you" and a link to their status page. The status page does not reflect the fact the services is severely depredated and any further attempts over the past 14 days to reach support have been met with total silence.

      Then there was an exchange with their CEO on Twitter who seemed like they may try to get us some sort of response or RFO, but that has also been met with silence after submitting exactly what was requested.

      If you value the ability for your customers to reach your API Documents, then do not use readme.io.

      README.IO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU AS A CUSTOMER.

      Review ofReadMe.ioReadMe.io

      A pretty UI and the right combination of tools (tutorial section, API documentation, announcements) does not make up for consistently slow and buggy experience. As the amount of stored documentation grows, the app becomes more and more unreliable about saving changes, and for complex, in-depth documentation, the anchor tagging system is terrible, leading to false redirects. Multiple times, I have lost everything I've worked on, and the support service is terrible, even at the enterprise level. Other times, my changes are being saved, even though the app tells me they are not. I do not recommend this service for any company with lots of documentation.

      How developers use MireDot, ReadMe.io, and Swagger UI
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      SHOUTca.st uses ReadMe.ioReadMe.io

      Used for docs.shoutca.st + open source documentation of Cast.

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      p009922 uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      documentation tool for online docu on the REST-Services

      Avatar of dotmos
      dotmos uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      Document our REST API.

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      Minyoung Kim uses Swagger UISwagger UI

      REST API 도큐먼트 관리

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