I built a lot of webMethods. Each webMethod has his own logic implementation.

I want to generate documentation, but not using Javadoc.

I'm looking for software that creates a text file (or other format) for each webmethod, that I can further edit to explain my code.

Preferably open source software.

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    I have heavily edited your question, you can further edit if you want to. For next time: use good tags, state explicitly what you are looking for, and write sentences with correct punctuation.
    – user416
    Apr 29, 2015 at 12:27
  • Thanks @JanDoggen – with your edit, the question starts making sense! Without it, I was completely lost (and just about voting to close it for being uncomprehensible :) // Goldbones: Please follow Jan's advice. You might wish to add the open-source tag if being open-source is a requirement.
    – Izzy
    Apr 29, 2015 at 13:24

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I'm not sure if this would fall under your requirement of it not being a javadoc, but doxygen works really well.

I believe doxygen can generate into a text file, but it's most common usage is that it generates it into a series of web pages (with comments for each class, method, etc).

It works across a number of different languages as well (so you don't have to use it only for Java).

It is also open-source (in fact, there are instructions on how to get it from git).

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