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Showdown vs Underscore: What are the differences?

Developers describe Showdown as "JavaScript port of Markdown". Showdown lets you add in-browser preview to existing Markdown apps. Any app that accepts HTML input can now be made to speak Markdown by modifying the input pages's HTML. On the other hand, Underscore is detailed as "JavaScript's utility _ belt". A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

Showdown and Underscore can be categorized as "Javascript Utilities & Libraries" tools.

Showdown and Underscore are both open source tools. It seems that Underscore with 24.6K GitHub stars and 5.41K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Showdown with 9.21K GitHub stars and 1.27K GitHub forks.

Decisions about Showdown and Underscore

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) provides standard data objects in JSON format for the healthcare industry. Since JSON objects are hierarchical and tree-like, we had a need to defensively 'pluck' fields from our JSON objects and do lots of mapping. We tried jQuery and Underscore and a few other technologies like FHIRPath; but Lodash has been the most well supported, works in the most contexts, has the cleanest syntax, etc. We particularly like the ES6 version of Lodash, where we can import the method names directly, without resorting to * or _ syntax. We got hooked on the 'get' function to defensively pluck fields from objects without crashing our user interface, and have found countless uses for the other lodash functions throughout our apps. Lodash is great for developing and optimizing algorithms.

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What is Showdown?

Showdown lets you add in-browser preview to existing Markdown apps. Any app that accepts HTML input can now be made to speak Markdown by modifying the input pages's HTML

What is Underscore?

A JavaScript library that provides a whole mess of useful functional programming helpers without extending any built-in objects.

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