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Introduction

This is not your father's documentation generator. Dynadoc is all about making better documentation by combining Clojure's incredible dynamism with my inability to come up with good project names.

Instant docs for all Clojure(Script) dependencies

Dynadoc finds all of your Clojure/ClojureScript dependencies and makes a single searchable documentation page for all of them. It's meant to be a general dev tool, not just a static generator for library authors.

Interactive examples for any Clojure(Script) function

Dynadoc allows you to interact with functions directly on their documentation page. All you have to do is define code examples using a special macro called defexample and Dynadoc will display them along with little browser-based editors.

demo clj

ClojureScript examples are particularly cool. They can optionally ask for a DOM element to interact with, allowing for all sorts of visual code examples.

demo cljs

I think I accidentally combined Codox with Devcards and now I'm just rolling with it.

Export static docs that still have ClojureScript interactivity

While Dynadoc is primarily meant for being run locally, it fully supports exporting to a static site so you can put your docs online. Just click the export link on the top right of any page.

The crazy part is that the interactive ClojureScript examples will still work, because ClojureScript can compile itself in the browser! Check out the play-cljs dynadocs to see this in action.

Usage

Please see the example projects for guidance on how to use Dynadoc. You'll primarily run it via the Boot task or Lein plugin like they do. You can also just run it directly as a library -- just call (dynadoc.core/start {:port 5000}) from anywhere in your project.

If you want your ClojureScript examples to be interactive, you will also need to rebuild Dynadoc's frontend. To do this, you'll need to create a build configuration with these compiler options: :output-to "resources/dynadoc-extend/main.js" :optimizations :simple. The example repo contains both Lein and Boot projects that do this.

Development

  • Install the Clojure CLI tool
  • To develop with figwheel: clj -A:cljs:dev
  • To build and install the release version: clj -A:cljs:prod install

Licensing

All files that originate from this project are dedicated to the public domain. I would love pull requests, and will assume that they are also dedicated to the public domain.

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