docco VS apiDoc

Compare docco vs apiDoc and see what are their differences.


Literate Programming can be Quick and Dirty. (by jashkenas)


RESTful web API Documentation Generator. (by apidoc)
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docco apiDoc
4 5
3,533 9,703
- 0.1%
0.0 6.5
3 months ago 18 days ago
HTML JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of docco. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-20.


Posts with mentions or reviews of apiDoc. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-28.
  • The Best API Documentation Tools for Dev Teams in 2023
    5 projects | | 28 Mar 2023
    Compared to the first three tools, apiDoc takes a different approach towards generating documentation. Rather than rely on an API definition file like OAS, apiDoc is a package that allows you to add documentation directly into your source code through annotations. While there are third-party libraries that can create OAS files based on code annotations, having this built-in makes apiDoc slightly better if you want to control documentation through code instead of having a separate tool.
  • Rest API : After CRUD
    6 projects | | 1 Mar 2022
    You can find it here :
  • Creating API documentation from php files?
    4 projects | /r/PHP | 3 Feb 2021
    This one works well:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing docco and apiDoc you can also consider the following projects:

JSDoc - An API documentation generator for JavaScript.

documentation.js - :book: documentation for modern JavaScript

swagger-php - A php swagger annotation and parsing library

ESDoc - ESDoc - Good Documentation for JavaScript

jsduck - Simple JavaScript Duckumentation generator.

sphinx - The Sphinx documentation generator

dox - JavaScript documentation generator for node using markdown and jsdoc

Docusaurus - Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.

YUIDoc - YUI Javascript Documentation Tool