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esdoc-uploader

A node module that connects with the ESDoc hosting service API in order to generage the documentation for your project.

Travis Coveralls github David David

I've been using ESDoc for a while now, and something great about it it's that they provide a hosting service for your documentation. You only need to have your project hosted on GitHub and give them with its url, the service will take care of cloning your repo, finding your esdoc.json file, generating the docs and publishing them, which I think it's pretty awesome!

Now, the only complication it's that every time you deploy a new change, you have to go to the page and submit a form with your repo url; but if you are working with continuous integration, doing that manually kind of kills the whole idea :P... and that's the reason of this project.

Disclaimer (2019): This project is still maintained, but there's no activity because the ESDoc hosting API doesn't have any other functionality, so no features will be added.

If you are wondering why this project doesn't "use itself", it's because I no longer see the need to transpile Node code, and I can't use esdoc-node on the ESDoc hosting, so I'm using git pages.

If you read the code... I know:

  1. It should use promises.
  2. It should separate the functionality on different modules.
  3. I can use node-fetch or axios for the requests.
  4. I can use colors or chalk for the log messages.
  5. and so many more things...

This project was one of my first npm packages, its scope is very limited, and when I updated it, I didn't want to completely rewrite it, just improve little details (what I could) while removing the need for production dependencies.

Information

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Package esdoc-uploader
Description Upload your ESDoc documentation to doc.esdoc.org
Node Version >= v8.10

Usage

Command line

npx esdoc-uploader
# or
yarn esdoc-uploader

That's all, esdoc-uploader will automatically look up your package.json, get your repository information and start the process.

As a module

// Import the module class
var ESDocUploader = require('esdoc-uploader');

// Instantiate an object with a valid url
var uploader = new ESDocUploader('git@github.com:homer0/gulp-bundlerify.git');

// For extra precaution, check if the url is valid
if (uploader.canUpload()) {
  uploader.upload((success, url) => {
    // Checks whether the process ended in success
    if (success) {
      // Logs a confirmation
      console.log('Documents uploaded to: ', url);
    } else {
      console.log('Something went wrong, check the errors above');
    }
  });
}

Pretty simple right? it only has three public methods:

  • The constructor, which receives an already formatted GitHub url. Or you can ignore the argument and it will work just like on the command line, looking for the information in your package.json.
  • canUpload(): It checks if the upload process can be done or not.
  • upload(): It starts uploading everything to the API. It receives a callback parameter, which will be called when the process finishes. The callback will then receive two arguments: a boolean value to check if the process was successful, and in case it was, the url for where the documentation it's being hosted.

Development

NPM/Yarn tasks

Task Description
test Run the project unit tests.
lint Lint the modified files.
lint:all Lint the entire project code.
docs Generate the project documentation.

Repository hooks

I use husky to automatically install the repository hooks so the code will be tested and linted before any commit and the dependencies updated after every merge. The configuration is on the husky property of the package.json and the hooks' files are on ./utils/hooks.

Testing

I use Jest with Jest-Ex to test the project. The configuration file is on ./.jestrc.json, the tests are on ./tests and the script that runs it is on ./utils/scripts/test.

Linting

I use ESlint with my own custom configuration to validate all the JS code. The configuration file for the project code is on ./.eslintrc and the one for the tests is on ./tests/.eslintrc. There's also an ./.eslintignore to exclude some files on the process. The script that runs it is on ./utils/scripts/lint.

Documentation

I use ESDoc (:P) to generate HTML documentation for the project. The configuration file is on ./.esdoc.json and the script that runs it is on ./utils/scripts/docs.

License

MIT. License file.

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