Ever wanted to simplify documentation and avoid heavy tools like Visio when explaining your code?

This is why mermaid was born, a simple markdown-like script language for generating charts from text via javascript.

Looks useful in the Asciidoc context, but according to sources this is still very rough around the edges. Need to keep an eye on this though.

Docs-as-Code, arc42, AsciiDoc, Gradle & Co. im Einsatz

Vortrag von Ralf D. Müller vom 21.02.2018 auf dem Entwicklertag Frankfurt


ditaa is a small command-line utility, that can convert diagrams drawn using ascii art into proper bitmap graphics.

AsciidocFX: Asciidoc Book Editor based on JavaFX 8

Asciidoc FX is a book / document editor to build PDF, Epub, Mobi and HTML books, documents and slides.

Quite useful for Asciidoc-related work on Windows. Works on Linux and Mac as well.