YARD is a Ruby Documentation tool. The Y stands for "Yay!" (by lsegal)

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  • ActiveAdmin, I'm looking at you
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 30 Sep 2021
    DSLs don't have to be horrible, just document them with YARD. Document the methods and what they take, yield, and return. Provide @example tags and put top-level examples for how to use classes/modules, and copy/paste the best examples into the README.
  • How does Ruby feel for someone with a staticaly typed background (Scala)
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 31 Aug 2021
    Coming from C, C++, Java, I found Ruby classes to be a lot like Java classes but without the additional formality. The OOP paradigm is still there (everything is an object in Ruby), but there's no abstract keyword or interfaces or virtual friend methods (although there's modules and protected methods). Ruby is duck-typed, so a lot of the time you just have to trust that the right type of data is given to you (although you can still do explicit type checking with obj.kind_of?(Foo) and raise an ArgumentError or TypeError). In order to remember what types a method should receive, I document them using YARDoc (similar to JavaDoc but for Ruby). If you want Ruby syntax/stdlib and a more traditional Static Typed experience, checkout Crystal which provides both Type Inference and Strong Typing.
  • Building a Documentation Workflow in Rails
    9 projects | dev.to | 31 Aug 2021
    More complex documentation can be created using RDoc or other syntax (see the YARD documentation), but we'll stick with the existing documentation here.
  • Static Typing in Ruby 3 Gives Me a Headache (But I Could Grow to Like It)
    3 projects | dev.to | 1 Mar 2021
    Right now, I'm in the middle of an extensive overhaul of the Bridgetown project to add YARD documentation comments to all classes and methods. With the Solargraph gem + VSCode plugin installed, I get extensive type descriptions and code completion with a minimal amount of effort. If I were to type:


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