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This is a GitHub API resource built with Nanoc.

All submissions are welcome. To submit a change, fork this repo, commit your changes, and send us a pull request.


Ruby 2.2 is required to build the site.

Get the Nanoc gem, plus kramdown for Markdown parsing:

$ bundle install

You can see the available commands with Nanoc:

$ bundle exec nanoc -h

Nanoc has some nice documentation to get you started. Though if you're mainly concerned with editing or adding content, you won't need to know much about Nanoc.


Not sure how to structure the docs? Here's what the structure of the API docs should look like:

# API title


## API endpoint title

    [VERB] /path/to/endpoint

### Parameters

Name | Type | Description
`name`|`type` | Description.

### Input (request JSON body)

Name | Type | Description
`name`|`type` | Description.

### Response

<%= headers 200, :pagination => default_pagination_rels, 'X-Custom-Header' => "value" %>
<%= json :resource_name %>

Note: We're using Kramdown Markdown extensions, such as definition lists.

JSON Responses

We specify the JSON responses in Ruby so that we don't have to write them by hand all over the docs. You can render the JSON for a resource like this:

<%= json :issue %>

This looks up GitHub::Resources::ISSUE in lib/resources.rb.

Some actions return arrays. You can modify the JSON by passing a block:

<%= json(:issue) { |hash| [hash] } %>

Terminal blocks

You can specify terminal blocks by prefacing a block element with {:.terminal}.

    $ curl foobar

Alternatively, you can use plain html and use pre.terminal elements. (If, for example, you need to emphasis text with <em>)

<pre class="terminal">
$ curl <em>foobar<em>

This is not a curl tutorial though. Not every API call needs to show how to access it with curl.


Nanoc compiles the site into static files living in ./output. It's smart enough not to try to compile unchanged files:

$ bundle exec nanoc compile
Loading site data...
Compiling site...
   identical  [0.00s]  output/css/960.css
   identical  [0.00s]  output/css/pygments.css
   identical  [0.00s]  output/css/reset.css
   identical  [0.00s]  output/css/styles.css
   identical  [0.00s]  output/css/uv_active4d.css
      update  [0.28s]  output/index.html
      update  [1.31s]  output/v3/gists/comments/index.html
      update  [1.92s]  output/v3/gists/index.html
      update  [0.25s]  output/v3/issues/comments/index.html
      update  [0.99s]  output/v3/issues/labels/index.html
      update  [0.49s]  output/v3/issues/milestones/index.html
      update  [0.50s]  output/v3/issues/index.html
      update  [0.05s]  output/v3/index.html

Site compiled in 5.81s.

You can set up whatever you want to view the files. If using the adsf gem (as listed in the Gemfile), you can start Webrick:

$ bundle exec nanoc view
$ open http://localhost:3000


$ bundle exec rake publish
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