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Definition of the noun YAML

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  1. [computing] A retronym for 'YAML Ain't Markup Language' that meant originally 'Yet Another Markup Language'


  1. YAML is a human-readable data serialization format that takes concepts from programming languages such as C, Perl, and Python, and ideas from XML and the data format of electronic mail. YAML was first proposed by Clark Evans in 2001, who designed it together with Ingy döt Net and Oren Ben-Kiki. It is available for several programming languages.
  2. YAML is a cross-browser CSS framework. It allows web designers a low-barrier website with comparatively little effort to create. For various content management systems, integrations of the YAML layouts have been created. These include WordPress, LifeType, TYPO3, Joomla, xt: Commerce and Drupal.
    • also known as Yet Another Multicolumn Layout
    • genre: CSS frameworks
    • license: CC-BY-2.0
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Google previewLearning Puppet Security (2015)

by Jason Slagle

YAML is a markup language. Originally, it was called "Yet another markup language". It is now known as "YAML Ain't Markup Language". YAML is a way to store data in a file similar to formats such as JSON. Puppet stores much of its internal ...

Google previewRESTful Rails Development (2015)

Building Open Applications and Services by Silvia Puglisi

YAML is a human-readable data serialization format that draws ideas from different programming languages, and XML. YAML syntax was designed to be easily readable and easily mapped to data types common to most high-level lan‐ guages ...

Google previewDeveloping with Google App Engine (2009)

by Eugene Ciurana

YAML is a cross-language, human-friendly, data-serialization language used for configuration files, persistence, and network messaging. YAML is easier to read by humans and consumes fewer runtime resources than XML. “YAML” stands for ...

Google previewA Gentle Introduction to Effective Computing in Quantitative Research (2016)

What Every Research Assistant Should Know by Harry J. Paarsch, Konstantin Golyaev

YAML is a recursive acronym for “YAML Ain't Markup Language.” The syntax of YAML is designed to be easily mapped into data types common to most high- level languages, for example, dictionaries, lists, and scalars.13 BSON is another data ...

Google previewReal-World Solutions for Developing High-Quality PHP Frameworks and Applications (2011)

by Sebastian Bergmann, Stefan Priebsch

YAML is a hierarchical data format that aims to “provide a human friendly data serialization standard for all programming languages” (http:// This data format provides all the flexibility and capability of the standard XML format in ...

Google previewBad Data Handbook (2012)

Cleaning Up The Data So You Can Get Back To Work by Q. Ethan McCallum

YAML is a format that is designed primarily for human readability. JSON should not be used in configuration files. Its syntax is far too strict to be helpful. JSON looks too similiar to other languages' serialization formats, which leads to little bugs ...

Google previewCloud Computing (2015)

Business Trends and Technologies by Igor Faynberg, Hui-Lan Lu, Dor Skuler

YAML is a left-recursive acronym: it stands for “YAML Ain't a Mark-up Language.” For the description of the language, reference parser, and release information, see ...

Google previewApplied OpenStack Design Patterns (2016)

Design solutions for production-ready infrastructure with OpenStack components by Uchit Vyas

YAML is a pithy documentation that freely takes after basic traditions (colons, returns, spaces) that are like Python or Ruby. In this way, it is simpler to compose, parse, grep, produce with apparatuses, and keep up source-code administration ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature (1879)

by John Dowson

YAML The goddess of the Yamuna river.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997)

by Douglas Q. Adams

396 YamaXsaeta, 19, 129 Yaml, 19 , ...

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YAML Meaning

Video shows what YAML means. A retronym for YAML Ain't Markup Language that meant originally Yet Another Markup Language. YAML Meaning. How to ...

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