Start free trial Book a demo
Webinar on Reduce your Support Tickets by 2x with Knowledge Base - August 21, 2024 | 2:30PM UTC - Register Now!
Seamlessly Maintain API Documentation integrity with the new CICD sync feature

Seamlessly Maintain API Documentation integrity with the new CI/CD sync feature

Category: Product Update

In the world of API documentation, maintaining accuracy, consistency, and efficiency is paramount. In today’s fast-paced software development landscape, continuous integration, and continuous delivery (CI/CD) have become essential for teams striving to deliver high-quality products efficiently. Keeping up with code changes while maintaining up-to-date documentation can be a daunting task.

At Document360, we understand the importance of seamless collaboration and efficient workflows. With this revolutionary addition to our API documentation capabilities, you can now effortlessly synchronize your API documentation with your CI/CD pipelines, transforming your development process. Understand the importance of seamless collaboration and efficient workflows.

What is CI/CD Sync?

CI/CD Sync is a groundbreaking feature within Document360’s API documentation that enables teams to synchronize their API documentation with their CI/CD pipelines effortlessly. By integrating your CI/CD tools directly into Document360, you can now automate the process of updating and maintaining your API documentation, ensuring that it remains up to date with your latest code changes. This seamless synchronization empowers your team to work more efficiently, reduce manual errors, and improve overall development productivity.

Stay Agile, Stay Updated: Automate API Documentation with Seamless CI/CD Integration

Introducing d360, our latest command-line tool designed to revolutionize the way developers manage API documentation. Seamlessly integrated with CI/CD pipelines, d360 enables developers to effortlessly import or resync their API definitions, automating the documentation process. Say goodbye to outdated documentation and welcome a future where your API documentation is always up-to-date and perfectly aligned with your API code.

Please follow these clear instructions to harness the full potential of d360 and experience the smooth integration that drives unparalleled efficiency.

Documentation with seamless CI/CD integration

Access the API documentation module within the Document360 knowledge base portal. Click on the ‘New’ button and proceed to create a new API. Choose the ‘CI/CD’ flow as your designated source of API reference.

Add API

Leverage the d360 npm package to seamlessly upload or synchronize your API documentation.

Harness the power of our command-line tool, ‘d360’, to establish streamlined workflows that effortlessly synchronize your API documentation with Document360. Please keep in mind that the API key generated below is exclusively valid for the specific project.

CICD Flow

Ready to take your API documentation to the next level? Book a demo with Document360 today!

Book A Demo
Document360

Launch the Node.js application on your Windows PC or laptop. Install the d360 npm package by executing the command ‘npm install d360 -g’.

Node.js

Once the d360 package installation completes, you will see the Node.js command prompt window appearing as depicted below:

Node.js  d360 package installation

Copy the command provided in the Document360 knowledge base portal and paste it into the Node.js command prompt for execution.

CI/CD flow

Note:

    • Kindly exclude the command ‘npm install d360 -g &&’ when executing the above command. As this method utilizes the ‘file URL,’ it is imperative to provide the precise URL of the OpenAPI specification file.
    • If the file is stored locally, please substitute the file path URL with the actual location of the file on your machine.
    • In the case of the file being hosted on your GitHub repository, kindly provide the raw URL of the JSON or YAML file.
    • For performing a resync, employ the command ‘d360 apidocs: resync’.

Key Benefits

Real-Time Documentation Updates

With CI/CD Sync, your API documentation automatically reflects the changes made in your codebase in real time. Gone are the days of manually updating your documentation after each code modification. This feature ensures that your developers and other stakeholders always have access to the most accurate and up-to-date documentation, eliminating confusion and reducing the risk of using outdated information.

Improved Collaboration

Effective collaboration is crucial for the success of any development project. CI/CD Sync facilitates smoother communication and collaboration between developers, technical writers, and other team members involved in the documentation process. Providing a shared platform for both code and documentation, fosters a better understanding of the system’s functionality, resulting in enhanced teamwork and streamlined workflows.

Time and Effort Savings

Manually updating API documentation can be a time-consuming and error-prone task. With CI/CD Sync, you can save valuable time and effort by automating this process. Every time your CI/CD pipeline runs, Document360’s integration automatically extracts the relevant information from your codebase and updates the corresponding API documentation. This automation not only eliminates the need for repetitive manual work but also reduces the chances of inconsistencies between the code and documentation.

An intuitive knowledge base software to easily add your content and integrate it with any application. Give Document360 a try!

GET STARTED
Document360

Last thoughts

With the introduction of CI/CD Sync, Document360 empowers development teams to automate their API documentation processes and ensure consistency between their codebase and documentation effortlessly. By streamlining the synchronization between code changes and documentation updates, teams can enhance collaboration, reduce errors, and improve overall development productivity.

Start harnessing the power of CI/CD Sync today and experience the benefits of streamlined documentation management. Stay ahead in the competitive software development landscape by leveraging Document360’s innovative features that enable you to focus on what matters most: building exceptional products.

Try CI/CD Sync and unlock a new level of efficiency in your development process. Sign up for a free trial of Document360 now and witness the transformative power of automated documentation synchronization.

Remember, in today’s fast-paced world, effective collaboration and automation are key differentiators. Stay ahead of the curve with Document360’s CI/CD Sync feature!

Click here to know more about our d360 npm package.

Click here to follow us on GitHub.

Shakeer Hussain

Jun 23, 2023

Reduce your Support Tickets by 2x with Knowledge Base

Related Articles