Markdown vs YAML: What are the differences?
Developers describe Markdown as "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. On the other hand, YAML is detailed as "A straightforward machine parsable data serialization format designed for human readability and interaction". A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted.
Markdown and YAML belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.
According to the StackShare community, Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 756 company stacks & 718 developers stacks; compared to YAML, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 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.