Read the Docs vs vs Swagger UI

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Pros of Read the Docs
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Pros of Swagger UI
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    GitHub integration
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    Free for public repos
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    Automated Builds
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    Great UI
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    Cute mascot
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    Looks great and is fun to use
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    It's friggin awesome
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    Make sample API calls inside the docs
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    Open Source
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    Can execute api calls from the documentation
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    Free to use
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    Easy to implement in .Net
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    Mature, clean spec
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    API Visualization
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    Easy to use
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    Vibrant and active community
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    Adopted by tm forum api
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    Clear for React
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    Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda

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Cons of Read the Docs
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      Support is awful
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      Full of bugs
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      No backup and restore capability
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      Important parts of the CSS are locked
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      No notifications of edits by other users
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      Document structure is severely restricted
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      Supports only two documents plus a blog
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      Does not support pre-request scripts
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      Random pages display content of other pages instead
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      Review and comment functionality is hard to work with
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      Navigation in user-facing copy is spotty
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      All admins have full editing rights
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      Need to learn YAML and RAML
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      You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting
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      Does not support hypermedia

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    What is 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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    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 Read the Docs,, and Swagger UI?
    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
    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.
    It takes more than a simple HTML page to thrill your API users. The right tools take weeks of development. Weeks that saves.
    It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
    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.
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