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Converting Swift Playgrounds to Markdown for Blog Posts

Swift Playgrounds are wonderful, and they have support for Markdown-style commenting. Theoretically, you could write an entire blog post in a Playground and post it online—the code could be run in-line, you’d have interactive charts, pictures, and beautiful markup. Sounds like a dream.

I’ve created a utility to convert a playground to Markdown. It’s called Playdown, and it means you can write your posts in Playgrounds and easily convert them to blog-friendly GFM Markdown for publishing.

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