YAML Alternatives

    YAML is described as '1.2' and is an app in the Development category. There are six alternatives to YAML for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is JSON, which is free. Other great apps like YAML are TOML (Free, Open Source), XML (Free), MessagePack (Free, Open Source) and Protocol Buffers (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      • JavaScript
      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, Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition - December 1999.
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      TOML aims to be a minimal configuration file format that's easy to read due to obvious semantics. TOML is designed to map unambiguously to a hash table. TOML should be easy to parse into data structures in a wide variety of languages.
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      SalmanPK The most user-friendly config format hands down!
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      Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format which is both human-readable and machine-readable.
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      MessagePack is an efficient binary serialization specification that lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON but quicker and with a lower overhead.
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      Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
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      The eno notation language is a plain-text data format designed for file-based content.
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