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Apidoco - Ruby on Rails API documentation tool

Easy documentation of REST APIs - Demo.

Screenshots

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Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'apidoco'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Add this line to your routes:

mount Apidoco::Engine, at: "/docs"

Configuring

Create a configuration file in initializers e.g. /config/initializers/apidoco.rb and add the following.

Apidoco.auth_name = 'authentication_name'
Apidoco.auth_password = 'authentication_password'
Apidoco.app_name = 'your app name'
Apidoco.base_path =

# Basic Http Authentication

  • To add basic http authentication add the auth_name and auth_password to the config file. Apidoco.auth_name = 'authentication_name' Apidoco.auth_password = 'authentication_password'

# app_name

  • The app_name will be added to the sidebar Apidoco.app_name = 'Apidoco Demo'

# base_path

  • Sets the root folder for the documentation
  • Default: docs/api Apidoco.base_path = 'documentations'

Generators

To create a Api documentation file for an action:

rails g apidoco resource

For Example:

rails g apidoco v1/posts

will create the following files by default with sample content

  • docs/api/v1/posts/show.json
  • docs/api/v1/posts/create.json
  • docs/api/v1/posts/update.json
  • docs/api/v1/posts/destroy.json
  • docs/api/v1/posts/index.json

The root path will be based on the base_path config.

If you need to create Api documention file for actions other than default crud actions, you need to specify the actions for which the files need to be generated

rails g apidoco v1/posts download upload

will create the following files with sample content

  • docs/api/v1/posts/download.json
  • docs/api/v1/posts/upload.json

Sample API documentation format

// docs/api/v1/posts/create.json
{
  "published": true,

  "name": "Create",

  "sort_order": 1,

  "end_point": "api/v1/posts/:id.json",

  "http_method": "POST",

  "params": [
    {
      "key": "post[title]",
      "required": true,
      "type": "String",
      "description": "Title of the post",
      "validations": ["Should be less than or equal to 40 characters"]
    },
    {
      "key": "post[content]",
      "required": true,
      "type": "String",
      "description": "Content/Body of the post",
      "validations": ["Should be less than or equal to 300 characters"]
    },
    {
      "key": "post[publsihed]",
      "required": true,
      "type": "Boolean",
      "description": "Published status of the post"
    }
  ],

  "header": {
    "Authentication": "Token token=<token>",
    "Content-Type": "application/json"
  },

  "examples": [
    {
      "request_headers": {
        "Authentication": "Token token=<token>",
        "Content-Type": "application/json"
      },

      "request": {
        "post": {
          "title": "Ruby is awesome",
          "content": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec interdum a tellus sed finibus.",
          "published": false
        }
      },

      "response_headers": {
        "Authentication": "Token token=<token>"
      },

      "response": {
        "suceess": true,
        "message": "Successfully created"
      }
    }
  ]
}
//docs/api/v1/posts/delete.json
{
  "published": true,

  "name": "Destroy Post",

  "sort_order": 6,

  "end_point": "api/v1/posts/:id.json",

  "http_method": "DELETE",

  "header": {
    "Authentication": "Token token=<token>",
    "Content-Type": "application/json"
  },

  "examples": [
    {
      "request_headers": {
        "Authentication": "Token token=<token>",
        "Content-Type": "application/json"
      },

      "response": {
        "suceess": true,
        "message": "Successfully destroyed"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Documentation format reference

# published

  • Set this to false if you do not want to list this api
  • Optional
  • Default: true

# name

  • Name of the api
  • Required

# sort_order

  • Order of the api to be listed
  • Optional

### # end_point

  • Required
  • Usage: "end_point": "/posts"

# http_method

  • The HTTP method of the API
  • Required
  • Usage: "http_method": "GET"

### # params

  • Parameters to be used
  • Optional
  • Usage:

    "params": [
    {
    "key": "post['name']",
    
    "required": true,
    
    "type": "String",
    
    "notes": ["Name or title of the post"],
    
    "validations": ["should be less than or equal to 150 characters"]
    }
    ]
    
  • headers to be used
  • Optional
  • Usage: "header": { "Authorization": "Token token=<token>", "Content-type": 'application/json' }

# examples

  • Array of sample requests, responses and their headers
  • Optional
  • Usage:

    "examples": [
    {
    "request_headers": {
      "Authorization": "Token token=<token>",
      "Content-type": 'application/json'
    },
    
    "request": {
      "post": {
        "name": "I was scared"
      }
    },
    
    "response_headers": {
      "Content-type": 'application/json'
    },
    
    "response": {
      "message": "Post was successfully created",
      "id": 101
    }
    }
    ]
    

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.


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