Swimm tackles software documentation challenges

Internal documentation is an important aspect of software development that captures important knowledge about your code. However, creating and maintaining documentation can be time consuming and difficult, leading to knowledge silos and inefficiencies.

To address these challenges, swim provides a powerful documentation platform that integrates with your development process, simplifying documentation creation, maintenance, and discovery.

Swimm’s ecosystem includes IDE plugins, GitHub apps, and web apps that work together seamlessly.

  • of IDE plugins Users can discover, browse, read, create, and edit documents across various repositories, and integrate documents into their development environment.
  • of GitHub app Validate your documentation on every pull request and automatically update your documentation based on changes made in your codebase using Swimm’s patented AI algorithms. If there’s a breaking code change, the GitHub app will warn users to update the relevant parts of the documentation.
  • of web app Used to create, edit, collaborate, and organize documents.

On May 9th, Swimm will be releasing a major update to its IDE plugin. VS code and jet brains.

Previously, this plugin only allowed developers to read and access the documentation in their preferred IDE, while displaying relevant documentation alongside the code. After the update, the developer can create, edit and keep the documentation up to date directly in her IDE.

Swimm’s rich-text editor allows developers to create documentation as they write code, reducing context switching and increasing productivity.

A patented algorithm called Auto-Sync automatically keeps code snippets and other elements in your documents up-to-date, further boosting your productivity and eliminating the need for manual updates.

Swimm helps facilitate cross-team collaboration, overcome bottlenecks, and improve engineering efficiency and quality.

By reducing knowledge silos and helping teams create a culture of documentation, Swimm’s solutions help teams reduce onboarding time for new developers. about 55%.

A rich text editor and live code elements make it easy to document complex flows across multiple files and repositories. It also simplifies document maintenance with automatic updates triggered by automatic synchronization.

Developers can then find the documentation right next to the relevant code in the IDE if needed. Overall, this works to reduce the time and effort required to find information. With this approach the documentation finds the developer.

GitHub says productivity has improved for both enterprise and open source projects. about 50 percent With easily accessible documentation.

With Swimm, developers can focus on writing code, with documentation seamlessly integrated into the development process and easily found and used when needed.

  • Ryan is a senior editor at TechForge Media and has over a decade of experience covering the latest technologies and interviewing key figures in the industry. He can often be seen in tech meetings with a strong cup of coffee in one hand and a laptop in the other. If it’s a geek, he’s probably into it. Find him on Twitter (@Gadget_Ry) or Mastodon (@gadgetry@techhub.social).

tag: documentation, IDE plugins, software documentation, swim

https://www.developer-tech.com/news/2023/may/09/swimm-tackles-software-documentation-challenges/ Swimm tackles software documentation challenges

Show More
Back to top button