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Gitbook vs Sphinx: What are the differences?

Developers describe Gitbook as "Document Everything! For you, your users and your team". It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team. On the other hand, Sphinx is detailed as "Open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and integration simplicity in mind". Sphinx lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly and easily — or index and search data on the fly, working with Sphinx pretty much as with a database server. A variety of text processing features enable fine-tuning Sphinx for your particular application requirements, and a number of relevance functions ensures you can tweak search quality as well.

Gitbook belongs to "Documentation as a Service & Tools" category of the tech stack, while Sphinx can be primarily classified under "Search Engines".

According to the StackShare community, Sphinx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Gitbook, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Pros of Gitbook
Pros of Sphinx
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    Prueba
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    Integrated high-quality editor
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    Fast
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    Simple deployment
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    Open source
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    Lots of extentions

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Cons of Gitbook
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    No longer Git or Open
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    Just sync with GitHub
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    What is Gitbook?

    It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.

    What is Sphinx?

    It lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly and easily — or index and search data on the fly, working with it pretty much as with a database server.

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      What are some alternatives to Gitbook and Sphinx?
      Confluence
      Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
      Jekyll
      Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
      Google Docs
      It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.
      GitHub Pages
      Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.
      MkDocs
      It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.
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