README is the standard documentation file for open source projects. It should, at the very least, include the name of the repository and a description.
In a GitHub repository, this is typically where a visitor to the project should go first.
A code of conduct is a written set of rules and standards for the people who interact with an open source project.
This would live in a file called
Markdown is a formatting language with lightweight syntax that allows you to style any text document so that it can be converted to HTML for viewing and publishing. Markdown files are saved with an
It is frequently used in GitHub, StackOverflow, and other popular platforms.
The markdown example will turn into this list with bolded items:
- **Apple**: Malus domestica- **Banana**: Musa acuminata- **Cherry**: Prunus cerasus
CommonMark standardized commonly implemented Markdown text behaviors across different platforms.