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This package can be used as an API documentation generator for README files.
It can scan a given directory to find class files or check a given class file to extract documentation about the class functions and variables.
The package can generate a new README file from a template file in Markdown format and returns it as a string.
Optionally it can restrict the generated documentation to a given list of class functions.
|Many API developers produce documentation for their APIs in README files using the Markdown format.
This package can generate automatic documentation README files for APIs by extracting such documentations from API source files.
[//]: # (AUTO-GENERATED BY "PHP README Helper": base file -> docs/base.md)
? PHP README Helper
Helper to auto-generate the API documentation in your README file.
$readmeGenerator = new \voku\PhpReadmeHelper\GenerateApi();
$readmeText = ($readmeGenerator)->generate(
__DIR__ . '/../src/voku/PhpReadmeHelper/GenerateApi.php',
__DIR__ . '/docs/base.md'
file_put_contents(__DIR__ . '/../README.md', $readmeText);
generate(string $codePath, string $baseDocFilePath, string|null $useClasses): string
This method can generate API documentation with types from php code into your README file.
string $codePath <p>Path to a file or a directory.</p>
string $baseDocFilePath <p>Path to your base file for the README.</p>
array<array-key, string>|null $useClasses <p>If used, you can specify to classes, you will use.</p>
string <p>Return a string with the generated README.</p>
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Thanks to GitHub (Microsoft) for hosting the code and a good infrastructure including Issues-Managment, etc.
Thanks to IntelliJ as they make the best IDEs for PHP and they gave me an open source license for PhpStorm!
Thanks to Travis CI for being the most awesome, easiest continous integration tool out there!
Thanks to StyleCI for the simple but powerfull code style check.
Thanks to PHPStan && Psalm for really great Static analysis tools and for discover bugs in the code!
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