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Diagramming with Mermaid!
Episode 42nd April 2023 • I'd Rather Be Scripting • Ash Arnwine & Kerri Shotts
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Intro: Time!

Kerri and Ash kick this one off by chatting about time! ⏱️

JavaScript libraries mentioned:

Also an old blog post by Ash showing how to avoid accidental object mutation with Moment. tl;dr for 2023 and beyond: Don't use Moment. They say so too!

Main topic: Mermaid

For this episode's main topic, Kerri introduces Mermaid, which is a:

JavaScript based diagramming and charting tool that renders Markdown-inspired text definitions to create and modify diagrams dynamically.

Kerri takes us on a tour of the live diagram editor, and then through the docs where our cohosts ponder on different diagram types like user journeys, sequence diagrams, mindmaps, timelines, and more.

Closer: Diagram tool shoutouts

At the end, Kerri and Ash call out some of their favorite diagram or diagram-adjacent tools.

Kerri's list:

Ash's list:





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