What is Markdown and why I love it ?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text-formatting syntax. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats, but the original tool by the same name only supports HTML. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. – Wikipedia

To sum up it’s an easy formatting language, easy to read, easy to understand.

A simple example is the code used to write this paragraph :

> Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text-formatting syntax. 
> Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats, but the original tool by the same name only supports HTML. 
> Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. 
> -- [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown) 
To sum up it's an easy formatting language, easy to read, easy to understand.

The markup > define a blockquote paragraph.

--[Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown)

create a link to the markdown article.

Easy, simple, effective, I love it !

If you’d like to try it online there’s a sandbox here : https://dillinger.io/

And a fast markup sheet here : https://www.markdownguide.org/cheat-sheet

Have fun !


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