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Top 23 Documentation Open-Source Projects

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  • the-art-of-command-line

    Master the command line, in one page

  • Project mention: The Art of Command Line | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-05-06
  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • storybook

    Storybook is a frontend workshop for building UI components and pages in isolation. Made for UI development, testing, and documentation.

  • Project mention: Top 10 React Libraries and Tools You Should Know in 2024 | dev.to | 2024-06-20

    Website: Storybook

  • mermaid

    Generation of diagrams like flowcharts or sequence diagrams from text in a similar manner as markdown

  • Project mention: Modelo de Desing de Aplicações Backend | dev.to | 2024-06-20
  • Docusaurus

    Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.

  • Project mention: Exploring the Top Open Source Projects of 2024: Innovations and Opportunities | dev.to | 2024-06-18

    Docusaurus is a Facebook project designed for building, deploying, and maintaining open source project websites. With a strong focus on ease of use and extensive documentation, it helps developers create and manage project documentation efficiently. Its significant following on GitHub underscores its value in the open source community. Explore more about Docusaurus on their website.

  • tldr

    📚 Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands

  • Project mention: Ask HN: Is there a GUI for bash shell? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-19

    Maybe this already helps: https://github.com/tldr-pages/tldr

  • professional-programming

    A collection of learning resources for curious software engineers

  • Project mention: System Design Resources that are Not ByteByteGo | dev.to | 2024-06-03

    Professional Programming by Charles-Axel Dein

  • cheat.sh

    the only cheat sheet you need

  • Project mention: Chat.sh – curl almost anything and get a cheat sheet | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-05-21
  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • wtfpython

    What the f*ck Python? 😱

  • Project mention: What the Fuck Python? | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-08-27
  • devdocs

    API Documentation Browser

  • Project mention: HN-text: an easy-to-use, text-first Hacker News terminal client | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-06-02
  • docsify

    🃏 A magical documentation site generator.

  • Project mention: Alternatives to Docusaurus for product documentation | dev.to | 2024-04-04

    Docsify is frequently updated; the latest release was on June 24, 2023, and the most recent update was on December 17, 2023. It is MIT-licensed and has an active Discord community.

  • gitbook

    The open source frontend for GitBook doc sites

  • Project mention: GitBook, Effortless API Documentation | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-06-14
  • Wiki.js

    Wiki.js | A modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js

  • Project mention: Wiki.js VS WackoWiki - a user suggested alternative | libhunt.com/r/wiki | 2024-06-21
  • docz

    ✍ It has never been so easy to document your things!

  • mkdocs-material

    Documentation that simply works

  • Project mention: Ask HN: Best way for a Markdown based blog and eBook? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-05-17
  • MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

  • Project mention: Why Docs-as-Code is the Key to Better Software Documentation | dev.to | 2024-06-10

    Developing the documentation website using an open-source static site generator like Sphinx or MkDocs to build the files locally through the command line, rather than using a commercial program.

  • TOAST UI Editor

    🍞📝 Markdown WYSIWYG Editor. GFM Standard + Chart & UML Extensible.

  • Project mention: Show HN: Unforget, the note-taking app I always wanted: offline first, encrypted | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-06-11

    What problems did you encounter with something like https://ui.toast.com/tui-editor? Which is much more featureful than simplemde.

  • JSDoc

    An API documentation generator for JavaScript.

  • Project mention: How to document your JavaScript package | dev.to | 2024-05-17

    Thanks to JSDoc it's easy to write documentation that is coupled with your code and can be consumed by users in a variety of formats. When combined with a modern publishing flow like JSR, you can easily create comprehensive documentation for your package that not only fits within your workflow, but also integrates directly in the tools your users consume your package with. This blog post aims to cover best practices when writing JSDoc-style comments to get your users up and running as quickly as possible:

  • BookStack

    A platform to create documentation/wiki content built with PHP & Laravel

  • Project mention: 15 open-source tools to elevate your software design workflow | dev.to | 2024-01-22

    Link | Demo | Github | License

  • editor.md

    The open source embeddable online markdown editor (component).

  • Gollum

    A simple, Git-powered wiki with a local frontend and support for many kinds of markup and content.

  • Project mention: TIL about the "gollum" GitHub Action event | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-06-11

    One of the cool things with the update adding git support to GitHub Wiki was that it was using gollum (https://github.com/gollum/gollum) and GitHub wanted to become more open source themselves (https://github.blog/2010-08-12-making-github-more-open-git-b...). Sadly, it seems like they have diverged by now, according to the GitHub Wiki on the gollum repository.

    Seems there is still some historical artifacts from it left.

  • cheat

    cheat allows you to create and view interactive cheatsheets on the command-line. It was designed to help remind *nix system administrators of options for commands that they use frequently, but not frequently enough to remember.

  • Project mention: Should you add screenshots to documentation? | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-12-14

    Looks like bro pages is archived and they recommend https://github.com/tldr-pages/tldr or https://github.com/cheat/cheat

  • zeal

    Offline documentation browser inspired by Dash

  • Project mention: DevDocs | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-01-12

    There's also Zeal (https://zealdocs.org/) which is basically the same as Dash but open source and runs on non-Mac devices.

  • react.dev

    The React documentation website

  • Project mention: Is it safe to use __SECRET_INTERNALS_DO_NOT_USE_OR_YOU_WILL_BE_FIRED? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-02
  • SaaSHub

    SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews. SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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Index

What are some of the best open-source Documentation projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 the-art-of-command-line 150,360
2 storybook 83,254
3 mermaid 68,322
4 Docusaurus 53,836
5 tldr 49,121
6 professional-programming 45,760
7 cheat.sh 37,723
8 wtfpython 35,386
9 devdocs 34,170
10 docsify 26,957
11 gitbook 26,565
12 Wiki.js 23,828
13 docz 23,534
14 mkdocs-material 18,908
15 MkDocs 18,567
16 TOAST UI Editor 16,876
17 JSDoc 14,855
18 BookStack 14,200
19 editor.md 13,652
20 Gollum 13,641
21 cheat 12,060
22 zeal 11,226
23 react.dev 10,837

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