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Sriram
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we are developing a tool to store API's of different applications.
Is there any way we can crawl an application's API without its API definition document like WADL, RAML or SWAGGER?

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Who is the owner of the applications?

Do you have rights to see the code?

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I work with a software company and our team is developing it. I am one of the developers.

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If this was my problem I would consider the use of the JavaDoc utility.

In your code, provide documentation that reflects the API you want to expose.

You would then have to write a utility to extract the relevant details from the generated class HTML files. Of course you would also find the JavaDocs to be very helpful for the development team during development and later during maintenance.

Bill
 
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