Sharing four Swimm updates from release notes versions 0.6.5 to 0.6.8.
Let’s get started!
1. Start a Swimm document from a Pull Request
Most programmers need an entry point into a Swimm document that’s clearly defined; we’ve got you.
Swimm’s ability to automatically add code snippets to your doc from files modified or created from a specific Pull Request, builds a scaffold of code ready for you to prune and ultimately narrate.
2. Dark mode enhances comfort & improves accessibility
We care more about your reading experience than most companies that deal with written content.
Swimm wants our clients to be able to say why reading documentation provides an objectively superior and accessible experience.
For this reason, we didn’t see dark mode as a toy or a nice to have, but rather a critical accessibility component that had to be prioritized to coincide with our public launch.
3. Auto-sync review is guided and simpler
Reviewing Auto-sync’s output as if it were a contributor is now easier, and is structured to impose as little as possible when it comes to both asking humans for help, and making sure the humans have observability into what the algorithm is doing.
Auto-sync brings greater speed through clarity in your workflow as a maintainer or senior contributor that is often tasked with making sure all of the cogs keep turning. You’ll know what you need to do, and quickly discover how much time you need to carve out in order to do it.
4. GitHub App notifications bring more observability options
Speaking of observability, those of you using our GitHub app can now get notifications when a new document is created in Swimm. Keep an eye on this and other features surrounding our GitHub application as we build more and more of the components for frictionless, Continuous Documentation that runs on the forges you’re already using.
Hope you enjoy these Swimm release note updates.
This is a good opportunity to remind our readers that we’re a product-led company. Your feedback directly impacts our roadmap and priorities, and we value hearing about your experience reading as much as we do your experience while creating.