Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:00 noon, CST (UTC−5:00)
Building developer.4d.com, a Markdown-based Documentation Site – Arnaud Schmitt
Some of us live by the mantra “When all else fails, read the manual.” However I think that applies better to Ikea than 4D application development! We all rely heavily on 4D documentation and are often even obliged to create documentation for our own applications (see… developers favorite task).
This meeting will offer us all a rare peek behind the scenes of how 4D documentation is maintained and how the approach is changing to keep pace with the evolving platform.
4D as a development environment has been under constant development since its initial release in 1984, and the 4D programming language has gone through tremendous expansion and revision over time. The rate of change has done nothing but accelerate in recent years, which can present quite a challenge for users to keep up with the evolving feature set and new syntax.
Historically doc.4d.com has been managed using an in-house application, however 4D is currently in a years long transition to a new architecture for documentation authoring and integration. Come have a look at the bright future of 4D documentation and get a few tips for your own efforts along the way.
- Overall architecture
- Markdown syntax
- Docusaurus web site generator
- Versioning and GitHub branches
- Crowdin (Localization Management/ translation)
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Slides for February 3, 2021 meeting
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