Posted by Qamir on 12 November 2010.
This month’s talk by Ana Nelson will be on dexy an open source tool for writing maintainable software documentation in any language, or in any combination of languages. Dexy was developed by Ana to make the process of documentation in software projects easier & sexier, anything that help with documentation has to be a good thing! It’s certainly something I’m looking forward to using in my projects:
Dexy is a new tool for writing maintainable software documentation in any language, or in any combination of languages. Dexy makes it easy to combine live source code, irb transcripts, ri documentation and screenshots to write tutorials, blog posts, code journals, research reports, user guides, install docs, websites and anything else you want, in pretty much any format you want.
_Documentation is what sells your software and what keeps your users loyal and productive. With Dexy it’s easy to write useful documentation, to maintain it as your code changes, to iterate it based on feedback, and to keep it up to date. Because everything’s automated, it’s also easy to customize and personalize documentation (imagine the screenshots in the documentation for your web application personalized with each customer’s own branding). _
No longer does the non-Ruby code in your project need to be a 2nd class documentation citizen. And no longer will your documentation tool determine what type of documentation you can write. With Dexy you can simply concentrate on communication.