Knowl is the AI way to generate API documentation. Gone are the days of tediously updating specs with every code change (can anyone actually trust these specs?? 🤫) . Knowl automatically creates and refreshes your API docs, straight from your code—eliminating the need for manual annotations or explanations.
Knowl allows developers to focus on what they do best—coding, while it takes care of keeping the API documentation accurate and up-to-date.
Have you ever tried setting up API docs for an old codebase? We did, and let’s just say it didn’t go well. Our journey began with a desire to simplify documentation because we were fed up with navigating through tools like Confluence and Notion, ending up more bewildered about our APIs than when we started. It was the same story everywhere we looked, from small teams to big companies. So, we rolled up our sleeves to tackle the beast of outdated API docs and Zombie APIs ourselves, because let’s face it, constantly updating docs manually was a nightmare.
It’s ironic, really, that teams working on fully autonomous vehicles still manually update their API documentation. 😜
Who Should Use Knowl
Startups That Just Launched Public APIs
Save time and don’t hire technical writers for API documentation. You can generate API documentation in a few minutes with Knowl CLI (or integrate with pipeline) with the rich explanations. You can focus on development without worrying about the additional overhead of manual documentation updates.
Teams Using Existing Documentation Tools but Struggling to Keep Them Updated
For organizations already committed to specific API documentation tools, Knowl plays nice with all of them. By producing an OpenAPI YAML file, Knowl ensures that your preferred documentation tool is always in sync with your code, generating documentation that’s both swift and perpetually current.
When Writing API Documents Seems Impossible
We get it; creating API docs for internal usage can feel like an insurmountable task. Starting is one thing, but the follow-through often falls by the wayside due to its tedious nature.
Knowl's ability to generate documentation in minutes and share it with the team immediately solves this once and for all. Internal APIs no longer have to be neglected.