Learning Markdown

Markdown is a simple markup language (similar to HTML) that is used to format the README.md files in GitHub. Since I’m planning on using GitHub more, I wanted to learn the basics of Markdown.

In my very first post, Learning Git & GitHub, part of the process was creating a very simple, barebones Markdown file.

I’m going to add some more text to this file and format it using Markdown. Then, I will use my new GIT knowledge to update the README.md file in my GitHub repo.

I watched a very brief introduction to Markdown from Brad Traversy on YouTube.

Here’s the updated README.md file:


I literally was able to learn and apply basic Markdown in 15 minutes. I can’t wait to use it more.

Oh, here’s what it looks like on the GitHub repo: