JetBrains, the maker of popular programming development environments, has announced Writerside, adopting its development tools to writing.
JetBrains says Writerside was born out of the company’s extensive work on the IntelliJ Platform documentation:
This project developed out of hundreds of customer interviews and 10+ years of working on the IntelliJ Platform documentation. These experiences gave us a long list of features to build and problems to solve. We’re here to address them one by one.
The tool is designed to help developers and documentation authors to streamline their workflow:
Use a single authoring environment – eliminating the need for a wide array of tools. With the built-in Git UI, an integrated build tool, automated tests, and a ready-to-use and customizable layout, you can focus on what matters most – your content.
Writerside supports a wide variety of popular markup languages, making it an ideal option for documentation:
You can now combine the advantages of Markdown with those of semantic markup. Stick to one format, or enrich markdown with semantic attributes and elements, Mermaid diagrams, and LaTeX math formulas.
To learn more, read about Writerside’s features and download the Early Access here.