Developers reportedly see a 50 percent productivity boost when documentation is detailed and available in different formats, but previously if you wanted to include pictures and/or diagrams in Markdown files on GitHub, you had to do so by embedding an image. From today, however, developers can now include diagrams and flowcharts generated using the popular markdown-like language Mermaid. This will allow GitHub users to share information through rich, visual formats, delivering better project management and quality and improved workflow. GitHub’s Director of Developer Relations, Martin Woodward, explains that Mermaid “supports a bunch of different common diagram types for software projects,… [Continue Reading]

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