Slightly long presentation, but I like it. There are so many cool new tools around today, and although I wouldn’t entirely dismiss trying new ones, there is profound wisdom in the message here:
Do you need new tech, or do you just need to keep your processes and software in better shape?
Keep your tools sharp.
I love the look of this little tool, and the simple interface given. It would be interesting to know what developers think of it in terms of ease of use. I think it’s appealing to me because it reminds me of the exciting duality of writing HTML and seeing something ‘designed’ appear.
Also see: https://mermaid.js.org/
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