Spring Auto REST Docs

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The aim of this Spring REST Docs extension is to help you write even less - both code and documentation. You still get the same nice documentation as with Spring REST Docs itself. The main benefit is that writing less and moving the documentation closer to the code increases the maintainability of the documentation.

In Spring REST Docs you have to add the documentation for your JSON with a DSL in your test. We moved this documentation to the POJO that represents your JSON object. You just add Javadoc to the fields and it will end up in the documentation.

Learn more in the Introducing Spring Auto REST Docs article. The slides and the video recording from the Introducing Spring Auto REST Docs talk at Spring IO 2017 are also available.


Current 2.0.8 release reference guide (based on Spring REST Docs 2.x).

Current 1.0.15 release reference guide (based on Spring REST Docs 1.x).

Latest master 2.0.8 reference guide.

Older releases: 2.0.7, 1.0.14

Main features


See the Getting started section in the documentation.

Building from source

See the Building from source section in the documentation.



Spring Auto REST Docs is Open Source software released under the Apache 2.0 license.