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JavaThe Stat Data Provider Inc. development team scours their code and frantically attempts to piece together a development guide. Unfortunately, they have forgotten the details of how certain portions work. The Javadoc(TM) tool can deter such a situation from showing its ugly face. In this article, the reader is guided through self-documenting code in a structured manner to generate Java(TM) API documentation.

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By: Kulvir Singh Bhogal & Kwang Sik Kang
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January 07, 2004
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Using Javadoc
  2. · Java Documentation Comments
  3. · A Sample Class with Some Comments
  4. · Taking a Peek at the Automagically Generated Documentation
  5. · Conclusion

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In this article, we illustrated how the Javadoc tool from Sun Microsystems, Inc. generates API documentation. The documentation is a reflection of the doc comments placed in the source code as shown through our exercise. Commenting code is unfortunately a task that often receives low priority or delayed until ‘later’. Using doc comments throughout the development cycle and leveraging the Javadoc tool, developers can generate structured API documentation that fellow developers can understand readily.

Resources

How to Write Doc Comments for the JavadocTM Tool - http://java.sun.com/j2se/javadoc/writingdoccomments/

Javadoc Tool Home Page - http://java.sun.com/j2se/javadoc/


 


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