Groovy vs Markdown: What are the differences?
What is Groovy? A dynamic language for the Java platform. Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.
What is Markdown? Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber. Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.
Groovy and Markdown belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.
"Java platform" is the top reason why over 38 developers like Groovy, while over 345 developers mention "Easy formatting" as the leading cause for choosing Markdown.
Groovy is an open source tool with 1.49K GitHub stars and 414 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Groovy's open source repository on GitHub.
Asana, Code School, and GoSquared are some of the popular companies that use Markdown, whereas Groovy is used by Starbucks, Cask, and PedidosYa. Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 756 company stacks & 718 developers stacks; compared to Groovy, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 73 developer stacks.
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Markdown represents a highly portable and lightweight text formatting. I had converted all of my Wordpress posts to Markdown prior to migrating over to Jekyll and eventually to Hugo. The fact that many generators support Markdown means that my content remains portable regardless of the platform/engine I use.
What you see is not what you get, never it is.
Documentation is better in Markdown format. You don’t need anything special to read it.
It is compact, portable, comparable.
Markdown is my text file format of choice.
Because it is almost an effortless markup language without ever having to write an HTML tag. Of course, you'll want to use it in environments that make it look pretty (GitHub, etc.)
Using StackEdit to edit markdown files for blog roll and about sections. MD files are stored in Google Drive and pushed to GH pages through StackEdit.