|GitHub Supports Mermaid For Creating Diagrams|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Tuesday, 15 February 2022|
In a move that will help in combating doc-rot, GitHub has added support for Mermaid, the open source Markdown-like language that allows developers to generate diagrams and flowcharts.
According to its README:
Diagramming and documentation costs precious developer time and gets outdated quickly. But not having diagrams or docs ruins productivity and hurts organizational learning.
Mermaid supports several common diagram types for software projects, including flowcharts, UML, Git graphs, user journey diagrams, and Gantt charts. It provides sample diagrams, and the code that creates them, in its Live Editor making it easy to use:
The way it now works in GitHub is that code blocks marked as
Now that GitHub makes Mermaid syntax available, information can be shared through rich, visual formats, resulting in better project management and quality and improved workflow.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 February 2022 )|