12th édition – du 17 au 19 avril 2024
3 jours de conférences, 70 exposants, 4500 visiteurs par jour
Documentation for a software project is essential for users, administrator and developers alike: Users need to find the right tutorials, reference documentation and answers to their questions, administrators need to know how to install and operator the software, while developers need other documents to get started contributing, and share concepts and architectures for fellow contributors.
The tool Antora simplifies the process by creating documentation websites from AsciiDoc sources stored in Git repositories. Users can browse the generated website and select the version matching the software they use. Navigation outlines, search and cross-references between pages allow users to find answers to their questions. Several open-source software projects like Camel, Debezium and Couchbase use this solution.
For developers it is normal to develop software in collaboration using their IDE and a version control system like Git. The same type of collaboration is possible when all documentation is versioned in a markup-format like AsciiDoc.
This talk presents the basics of an Antora setup and walks through all the steps from editing content in the IDE to updating the documentation site using continuous integration and delivery.
Alexander Schwartz
Red Hat
Alexander Schwartz is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat working full time as a Keycloak maintainer and technical team lead. At work and in his spare time he codes for Open Source projects. In previous jobs he worked as a software architect and IT consultant. At conferences and user groups he talks about JavaScript front ends, Java back ends, Kubernetes, performance and how to create great documentation with AsciiDoc and Antora.