Code Quality Rank: L2
Monthly Downloads: 28,551
Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: Documentation    
Latest version: v1.1.0

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ESDoc is a documentation generator for JavaScript. Please try it out!


  • Generates good documentation.
  • Measures documentation coverage.
  • Integrate test codes into documentation.
  • Integrate manual into documentation.
  • Parse ECMAScript proposals.
  • ESDoc Hosting Service


And more.

Quick Start

# Move to a your project directory.
cd your-project/

# Install ESDoc and standard plugin.
npm install --save-dev esdoc esdoc-standard-plugin

# Create a configuration file.
echo '{
  "source": "./src",
  "destination": "./docs",
  "plugins": [{"name": "esdoc-standard-plugin"}]
}' > .esdoc.json

# Run ESDoc.

# View a documentation
open ./docs/index.html


please visit esdoc.org to see more documentation.




Ryo Maruyama@h13i32maru

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the ESDoc README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.