Spring REST Docs Setup and Configuration

Let’s learn to set up and configure Spring REST docs in the todo application.

Spring REST Docs is an alternative to Swagger for documenting the REST APIs. It utilizes the Spring MVC test framework to automatically create the AsciiDocA text markup language to create technical content like README files and API documentation. snippets and convert them into API documentation using the Asciidoctor frameworkA text processor framework that works with AsciiDoc to convert them into output formats like HTML 5 and PDF..

Unlike Swagger, the API documentation created by Spring REST Docs is concise, well-structured, and presents information in a tidy and easy to read way. However, it doesn’t have an interface like the Swagger UI does to consume and test the REST APIs.

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