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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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Rick Maltese
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I am a newbie to StackShare and the GitHub community. I want to understand how to use an include statement to get a collection of Markdown files to create a book. I have been told that there are a number of useful tools. My problem is that npm and Node.js are also very new to me. Any suggestions on how to get my md chapters into a printable document would be helpful.

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