Tag Archives: markdown

December 1, 2014

mermaid

Generation of diagrams and flowcharts from text in a similar manner as markdown.

Ever wanted to simplify documentation and avoid heavy tools like Visio when explaining your code?

This is why mermaid was born, a simple markdown-like script language for generating charts from text via javascript.

Great stuff. (via The Changelog)

September 9, 2014

Common Markdown is now CommonMark

In a private message to Atwood, Gruber qualified the association of standard with Markdown as “infuriating,” asking the standardizing group to rename the project, to shutdown standardmarkdown.com and to apologize. For a name, Gruber suggested they could use something like Strict Markdown or Pedantic Markdown. Atwood wanted to call it something else, and after waiting less than a day on Gruber’s reaction, he renamed it Common Markdown. But Gruber eventually added that “no form of the word ‘Markdown’ is acceptable to him”, so Atwood & comp. renamed it CommonMark.

So Gruber first suggested “Strict Markdown” and later said that no form of the word Markdown is acceptable? Yeah, OK.

September 5, 2014

Standard Markdown is now Common Markdown

We’ve been working on the Standard Markdown project for about two years now. As we got closer to being ready for public feedback, we emailed John Gruber, the original creator of Markdown, two weeks ago (On August 19th, to be precise) with a link to the Standard Markdown spec, asking him for his feedback. Since John MacFarlane was the primary author of most of the work, we suggested that he be the one to reach out.

We then waited two weeks for a response.

There was no response, so we assumed that John Gruber was either OK with the project (and its name), or didn’t care. So we proceeded.

Seems to me that Gruber getting pissed off is a case of sour grapes.

October 22, 2013

Erato

Erato is a beautiful and simple Markdown editor for your Mac. It is fast, extremely easy to use and gets out of your way.

August 31, 2012

UberWriter

With UberWriter it’s simple to write beautiful documents in Markdown.

For Linux.