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By Peter Cooper / August 30, 2010 is a new, automatically updated Ruby documentation site by Loren Segal and Nick Plante that builds upon their earlier success with (which we posted about in 2009). It's powered by YARD, a tool that puts out great looking Ruby documentation (there'll be more about YARD in a post later this week). automatically generates documentation for all gems on (it updates its index once per day) but it does GitHub-hosted projects too. For to automatically update with documentation for your Ruby-related GitHub project, use the "Add Project" link on and then add as one of your post-commit hook URLs in your repository's settings - on each future commit, your latest documentation will be built on


  1. Jonathan Rochkind says:

    How is this different/better than Is it the new Is there any reason to use anymore? Curious why this wasn't just a new version of

  2. Peter Cooper says:

    It's basically I'm not sure why they haven't 301 redirected it but it's the same stuff. is the new name, though. This might be to get away from the RDoc association a little.

  3. pete says:

    @Jonathan Rochkind, Peter Cooper:

    AFAIK, didn't support gems (only github projects), and had a much different look than the new I'd check out to make sure, but both look like they're down right now.

  4. robgleeson says:

    Let the YARD revolution begin!

  5. Tom Myer says:

    wow - basically I think it´s much easier to navigate and better structured!! looks great, 1000 x thanks for it!!!!

  6. Andrew Grimm says:

    Is it just me, or has Peter slashdotted the web site?

  7. Jeem says:

    I know the source for methods is available but it'd be nice if source for the entire .rb file was able from within rDoc.

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