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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?

Companies
8 companies reportedly use YAML in their tech stacks, including Zoteca, IOTFramework, and Doable app v1.

Developers
16 developers on StackShare have stated that they use YAML.

Why developers like YAML?

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YAML Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to YAML?
JSON
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.
RAML
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.
JavaScript
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.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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YAML's Followers
13 developers follow YAML to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Demys Lima
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Jhinel Arcaya
Stephane Robin
Kshitij Sobti
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