Show HN: Xc – A Markdown Defined Task Runner

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  • run

    Task runner that helps you easily manage and invoke small scripts and wrappers (by TekWizely)

    To the extent that posts like these evolve into discussing the merits of Make as a task runner, I would like to offer my tool for review:

    * https://github.com/TekWizely/run

    I built it to feel like make, but be better at managing tasks and wrappers.

    If you are evaluating task runners and appreciate the simplicity of Make's syntax, I hope you'll give Run a try.

  • xc

    Markdown defined task runner.

    I had exactly the same idea regarding ```python fences. I filed an issue if you wanna give it a thumbs up: https://github.com/joerdav/xc/issues/42

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  • Gauge

    Light weight cross-platform test automation

    This actually reminds me a lot of Gauge from Thoughtworks: https://github.com/getgauge/gauge

    It's typically paired with Taiko for test automation, but generally speaking it's a markdown to logical instruction engine.

    I dig it, but also worth taking a look at what the Thoughtworks team has done especially around the VS Code tooling and language server work that they did to bring intellisense into their Markdown templates.

  • takeoff

    A rapid development environment using docker for convenience. (by takeoff-env)

    A few years back on my project Takeoff (https://github.com/takeoff-env/takeoff) - a tool for creating docker environments for local dev - I used maid (https://github.com/egoist/maid) for exactly this, using a markdown file as a task runner.

    I liked the idea, although didn't go much further with the project.

  • maid

    Markdown driven task runner. (by egoist)

    A few years back on my project Takeoff (https://github.com/takeoff-env/takeoff) - a tool for creating docker environments for local dev - I used maid (https://github.com/egoist/maid) for exactly this, using a markdown file as a task runner.

    I liked the idea, although didn't go much further with the project.

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