docc2html VS Publish

Compare docc2html vs Publish and see what are their differences.

docc2html

A static site generator for DocC documentation archives (by DoccZz)

Publish

A static site generator for Swift developers (by JohnSundell)
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docc2html Publish
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108 4,332
2.8% -
0.0 4.3
8 months ago about 1 month ago
Swift Swift
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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docc2html

Posts with mentions or reviews of docc2html. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-21.

Publish

Posts with mentions or reviews of Publish. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-29.
  • How to turn a folder of markdown docs into a structured docs section in an app?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/iOSProgramming | 29 Nov 2022
    First thing I thought of was John Sundell's Publish, then make all the articles as posts. A bit of HTML work and have it list it as a sidebar with an order metadata of the markdown. You could then use the LocalWebsitePublishPlugin to make it all accessible offline too - though I haven't tested it so I dont know if it works or not. There are not a lot, but some plugins available too that are helpful, and it's nice to be inside of the same language ecosystem.
  • Is it possible to code a website using Swift?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/web_design | 24 Oct 2022
    There is a SSG that uses Swift: https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish
  • Ask HN: Share Your Personal Site
    87 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Apr 2022
    I made https://will.institute/ as a place to post stuff after bailing on most social media, the existing content was migrated over from my old Instagram account.

    Static site built in Swift with Publish: https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish

    Since I got out of the habit of posting anything on Instagram for a couple years I haven’t really gotten back into it for my own site, but one of these days I’ll put some new pictures up!

  • Swift.org Website is Now Open Source
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/swift | 16 Mar 2022
    The best static site generator in Swift is Publish, but the Swift.org website is much older than that project.
  • I created a blog template that uses Github as the CMS, so your blog can be version controlled and written with the same workflow as you write your code. What do you think?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/webdev | 4 Feb 2022
    Currently working on something similar, but in Swift, with Publish. Still a long way off since my css skills leave a lot to be desired, lol
  • Just a simple coding question
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/SwiftUI | 31 Dec 2021
    If a static website works for you, you can use Publish library by John Sundell.
  • Apple’s use of Swift and SwiftUI in iOS 15
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Dec 2021
    "There are dozens of us" but seriously, there is some interest from users but most projects done by companies have been abandoned, SwiftUI feels almost like a language divergence, which is frustrating. I'll list what I know about but it's by no means comprehensive.

    The good news is that server side on Linux is still working well, Vapor 4 is solid, growing and looks like it has a bright future and Perfect is still going too, though Perfect seems disjointed from the main community. IBM's Kitura and involvement with Swift is over though. Server side seems like it's best future right now, since it's more performant than Javascript and uses less cycles, which can have a lot of cost benefits.

    Static site generation looks good too, Publish by John Sundell being the most famous (https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish) but a lot of others have started springing up lately.

    "Swift for Tensorflow" by Google has been shut down. Though that was mostly Google giving advice on how to evolve Swift to work better for ML. It's a shame too, since it felt like Fast.Ai was adopting it and starting to teach it at one point, so the shutdown felt a bit premature, but this is Google after all, shutting things down is what they do.

    Swift 5.0+ seems to have stabilized the language quite a bit too(ABI Stability and other things), which is a good thing, as hopefully the tutorials/docs from now on should remain more consistent. The built in package manager "Swift Package Manager" seems to be working better too, though there are still a lot of complaints/missing features, but on the whole I like it.

    Swift on Linux seems to be officially supported by more flavors of Linux than it used to be. Meanwhile Swift on Windows works right now but I wouldn't use it in production yet, it throws errors that are the sort that if you ask anyone they will answer "that's normal, ignore that". Some have even gotten modern Swift to run on older MacOS's leveraging LLVM.

    Swift WASM seems to have had a big update with Swift 5.4 https://forums.swift.org/t/swiftwasm-5-4-0-has-been-released... though I've not yet tried it having given up on Swift WASM about a year ago.

    Youtuber Stega's Gate(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXFkK2B4w9856wBJfCGufg) is building a cross platform game engine in swift.

    IntelliJ has a decent alternative to Xcode now too, using Clion with an app made by them(though it's still not as integrated as Xcode, nothing would be).

    Getting it to run on android is technically possible, but the workaround it too much, but that's mostly on Google actually, since the support for writing things in C for Android is so depreciated it's a joke.

    The Docs are still terrible though, have been to my knowledge since 3.0 became outdated. That said the official books are alright and there are tutorial communities that are pretty good too, but it's shameful that the docs should be that useless.

    So yeah, Swift is nearly viable for non Mac things, but there aren't much for libraries outside of backend. Some are tinkering and making cool stuff, but at times it's difficult when even the non app related programming tutorials for those are like "let's do it on MacOS using Xcode".All of that said, it's my favorite language, I want it to have a community similar to Rust's but I don't think Apple supports it the right way for that happen, they seem ok with it staying inside their ecosystem, like they are ok if the community does stuff outside of it, but they aren't helping it or encouraging it, is the general feeling. Ironically I was recommended to Swift initially because of the community that it had at the time, the caveat being "if you want to make apps for Apple's ecosystem", which isn't terrible, but it's not what I want. I'll probably give up on it if it doesn't change in the next year or so and go all in on Rust is likely what will happen, but again it's a shame.

  • Static site generators to watch in 2021
    25 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jun 2021
    For any Swift devs needing to put together a webpage, check out Publish: https://github.com/JohnSundell/Publish
  • How can you possibly call flutter web stable?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/FlutterDev | 4 Mar 2021
    My website is built with a Swift static site generator (that I have forked to accommodate my needs), and otherwise uses basic HTML + CSS and a bit of vanilla JS. Works great.
  • What are some cool swift projects i can work on besides apps?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/swift | 7 Jan 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing docc2html and Publish you can also consider the following projects:

Pelican - Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

Nikola - A static website and blog generator

flutter-client - Invoice Ninja: Admin portal built with Flutter

Vapor - 💧 A server-side Swift HTTP web framework.

swift-docc - Documentation compiler that produces rich API reference documentation and interactive tutorials for your Swift framework or package.

swift-corelibs-foundation - The Foundation Project, providing core utilities, internationalization, and OS independence

poor-richard - Static site for Spotlight PA

tinacms - A headless CMS for Markdown

Lektor - The lektor static file content management system

hakyll - A static website compiler library in Haskell

react-static - ⚛️ 🚀 A progressive static site generator for React.

Unwrap - Learn Swift interactively on your iPhone.