In a few words, kiwidoc
can be described as javadoc on steroids.
The main goal is to help software developers quickly find the information about java libraries
in a single location:
- proximity search and typeahead allow you to quickly locate what you are looking for.
- IDE-style display shows you the relevant information in a familiar format.
- immediate access to additional information such as library dependencies, manifest, OSGi
- the private view can provide even more details if you need to dig deeper (in order to, for example
extend a library or better understand its internals).
I started the kiwidoc project in early 2009. My blog
has more information about the history of the project itself.
kiwidoc as a service went live in August 2009. After 2.5 years of service, I have decided
(check out the blog post) to stop the service and
instead release it as an open source project. You can find the project now on github.
Special thanks go to Markus Tuberville for the really cool logos and icons (both for
pongasoft and kiwidoc): they really
make the site look good.
Thanks go to Jean-Luc Vaillant for some ideas and advice as well as allowing me the luxury to
work part-time in order to fulfill my dream.