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A straightforward machine parsable data serialization format designed for human readability and interaction
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What is YAML?

A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted.
YAML is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses YAML?

21 companies reportedly use YAML in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, Dashboard, and skydive.

79 developers on StackShare have stated that they use YAML.

YAML Integrations

Python, Java, Ruby, .NET, and OCaml are some of the popular tools that integrate with YAML. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with YAML.

Why developers like YAML?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use YAML
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YAML Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to YAML?
JavaScript Object Notation is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language.
RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. It's concise - you only write what you need to define - and reusable. It is machine readable API design that is actually human friendly.
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
Docker Compose
With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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YAML's Followers
70 developers follow YAML to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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