What is Markdown
Markdown is a lightweight markup language developed by John Guber in 2004.
Markdown files are plain text files that are easy to read and write. Markdown documents have a small file size and can be written with any application capable of editing plain text.
Why learn Markdown
Markdown is among the world's most popular markup languages, used to take notes, produce print-ready documents and create content for a website. It translates quickly to other formats like pdf, rich text, and HTML, etc.
Markdown has a straightforward syntax that offers a simple way, for people who code and those who don't, to write and format text without relying on HTML or WYSIWYG editors. Therefore, it is likely to be used in websites, emails, and even social media posts.
Compared to other markup languages and word processors, which require tags and menu buttons for formatting, Markdown saves time and the need for leaving the keyboard.