Markdown vs. Perl vs. Visual Basic



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Description

What is Markdown?

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.

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
Why do you like Visual Basic?

Cons

What are the cons of using Markdown?
Downsides of Markdown?

What are the cons of using Perl?
Downsides of Perl?

What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
No Cons submitted yet for Visual Basic
Downsides of Visual Basic?

Companies

What companies use Markdown?
843 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Visual Basic?
14 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic

Integrations

What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

What are some alternatives to Markdown, Perl, and Visual Basic?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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