Markdown is a simple text formatting syntax that converts into rich readable format. We have been using it indirectly. it is supported by most of the text editors nowadays.
Why we should learn Markdown
Markdown is very simple and fast to use, it will improve your time better than traditional text editors. it will be more readable format than the HTML syntax.
Everyday technology improves we adapt simplified solution at first. as long as plain text supported markdown will be Future Proof.
Markdown h1 example
HTML h1 example
How it works
When we need rich text formatting we use HTML syntax to achieve it but its little complicated. Markdown converts plain text file (.md) it to the HTML syntax before it renders.
In other words its actually converting Text-to-HTML conversion behind the scenes. Most of the social media networks, chat applications, emails providers supports Markdown syntax.
Who is using Markdown
Almost every open source projects adapts markdown language for preparing the technical documentation.
We have seen introduction about markdown language. We will deep dive into markdown syntax in upcoming series.
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