AsciiDoc & BLOGPOST

2011/12/03

Since this is my first blog entry, I thought it might be fitting to introduce the tools used to write this blog … AsciiDoc and BLOGPOST.


AsciiDoc

AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, man page.

AsciiDoc is simple, easy to use, friendly to humans, and yet expressive “enough” to produce high-quality documentation.

AsciiDoc helps reduce the burden of creating documentation and helps one author documentation like one is writing a software program. There is no need for a complicated IDE and revision control can be managed just like software.

I’m a really big fan of AsciiDoc and LaTeX.


BLOGPOST

blogpost is a WordPress command-line weblog client created by AsciiDoc’s author. It creates and updates weblog entries directly from AsciiDoc source documents. You can also delete and list weblog entries from the command-line.

Since I have just started using blogpost, I can’t say much right now but I expect it to be just as easy to use and as fun as AsciiDoc.


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