Are you the kind of person who hates documenting your sourcecode? Does the thought of writing API documentation make your eyeballscontract and your toes itch? Well, itch no more - this articledemonstrates how you can use PHPDoc to automatically generate APIdocumentation using the comments in your source code.
And that's about it from me. As you can see, tools such as the ones discussed in this article can substantially reduce the time you spend documenting your code...so long as you remember to comment your code correctly. If you can manage that - and you should be able to - then say goodbye to those long hours writing API documentation, and say hello to the brave new world of PHPDoc and its brethren.
In case you're interested in learning more about the technologies discussed in this article, consider visiting the following links:
Note: All examples in this article have been tested on Linux/i586 with PHPDoc 1.0b, Apache 1.3.20 and PHP 4.1.1. Examples are illustrative only, and are not meant for a production environment. Melonfire provides no warranties or support for the source code described in this article. YMMV!