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Docsify vs Read the Docs: What are the differences?
What is Docsify? A documentation site generator without the static html files. Docsify generates your documentation website on the fly without generating static html files. Instead, it loads and parses your Markdown files and displays them as a website.
What is Read the Docs? Create, host, and browse documentation. Read the Docs hosts documentation, making it fully searchable and easy to find. You can import your docs using any major version control system, including Mercurial, Git, Subversion, and Bazaar. We support webhooks so your docs get built when you commit code. There's also support for versioning so you can build docs from tags and branches of your code in your repository.
Docsify and Read the Docs belong to "Documentation as a Service & Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Docsify are:
- No statically built html files
- Simple and lightweight (~18kB gzipped)
- Smart full-text search plugin
On the other hand, Read the Docs provides the following key features:
- Github and Bitbucket Integration
Docsify and Read the Docs are both open source tools. It seems that Docsify with 10.3K GitHub stars and 2.08K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Read the Docs with 5.25K GitHub stars and 2.87K GitHub forks.
Pros of Docsify
Pros of Read the Docs
- GitHub integration13
- Free for public repos7
- Automated Builds2