steemconnect-firebase-function with a new documentation: why did I use MkDocs instead of JSDoc or Typedoc?

in utopian-io •  last year  (edited)



New documentation is based on MkDocs and Material for MkDocs tools. They convert markdown into good looking static website with search option.

I've updated and added the Authentication with Angular tutorial to the documentation. It was published on Utopian some time ago, but wasn't correct for [email protected]. As it is impossible to edit posts older than 7 days on Steem, I had to add edited version directly to the documentation.

New documentation contains description and example usage of every function from the library. It also includes every custom interface and type used in the steemconnect-firebase-functions.

There is also a Glossary of terms that I use widely in the library.


The documentation covers the entire library - every function, interface and type. Among that, it covers a tutorial, and example usage of library's functions.


A lot has been changed, because the library has changed. Difference between steemconnect-firebase-functions 1.x and 2.0 is huge. Thus, it turned out that my plan to keep JSDoc (or swap to Typedoc) wasn't possible to achieve. Why?

In the new version of library I make heavy usege of curried functions and object destructuring in functions parameters. It doesn't cooperate well with JSDoc or Typedoc, so I gave up my plans to generate API reference from in-code documentation.

Instead, I decided to use MkDocs + Material for MkDocs with my custom color palette. I had to rewrite everything, but I think it was worth it - new documentation is "clean and lean".

Curried functions also forced me to change the way parameters and return value of the functions is described. Now, if necessary, it is two steps based.

Another difference, of course, is that I documented functions that weren't available at all in version 1.x, namely:

  • pipe
  • combine
  • createOperation
  • createComment
  • createCustomJson
  • createDeleteComment
  • broadcastDeletion
  • checkOAuth2Error
  • isAccessTokenError
  • isAccessTokenExpiredError
  • isAccessTokenInvalidError
  • isAccessTokenRevokedError
  • isRefreshTokenError
  • isCodeError
  • combineCommentWithOptions
  • createBroadcastableVote
  • createBroadcastableComment
  • createBroadcastableCommentWithOptions
  • createBroadcastableCustomJson
  • createBroadcastableDeleteComment


New documentation is hosted on the Github Pages:

You can also read it directly on the Github repo:

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