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GitBook Contributions
Adding new content to the handbook (hosted on GitBook at docs.devland.is) is very straight forward.

Contributing

The documentation works in two different ways:
  • Handbook which contains all the documentation regarding all the island.is projects. You will find technical overview, architectural decisions, api, devops, code reviews, code standards detailed information and much more. If you need to edit an existing documentation or create a new page inside the handbook directory, you simply have to create a markdown file and start writing your content.
  • README.md which are all the readmes from the apps and libs directories contained in the sub folders. The same goes for the README.md. Simply add your content using markdown. We only recommend one thing, is to use this template when you create a new app in the apps directory.

Root README.md within handbook directory

README.md files from directories inside the handbook/ directory are used to create the navigation structure when running the yarn gitbook command.
You MUST create a README.md with a H1 heading (example) — but apart from that, you may leave it empty and GitBook will automatically display the sub file structure.
You need to use relative paths based on the current file location, might need a couple of ../../../ before finding the file you want to link to.

Assets

We recommend adding an assets folder inside the directory where you need it. You can then access your assets from your markdown file by doing ./assets/my-image.png.

Publishing

Once you are done with your changes, you will need to run the following command:
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yarn gitbook
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It will check for any new files created inside the handbook directory or new README.md located inside the apps or libs directories and add it to the SUMMARY.md file, which is the file used by GitBook to create the navigation structure.
The script will also format the README.md's title to follow the APA style convention. All files added the the SUMMARY.md will be alphabetically ordered and organised in folders/sub-folders for the apps and libs.
After your commit get merged into main, it will take a few minutes before your changes appears on docs.devland.is.
For some reason, if you don't want your markdown file to be part of the SUMMARY.md file and included inside the GitBook, you can add the following html comment <!-- gitbook-ignore --> as the first line of the file.
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