What is YAML? For Dummies

What is YAML?
It is a format for the exchange of information that facilitates the mapping of more complex data structures in an easy readable plain text document.

What is the meaning of YAML?
It is a recursive acronym for “YAML Ain’t Markup Language”.
What is yaml used for?
To define configuration files or other documents.

Simple structure.
Easily readable documents.

Even when you can serialized(*) objects with YALM, is slower so other formats; so JSON is used for this.

How look a YAML file?
The file structure is key-value type.
Indentation is also important to define the structure of parent-child tree.

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(*) Serialized objects: write the structure of a string object so it can be retrieved later





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