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YAML is described as *'1.2

YAML: YAML Ain't Markup Language

What It Is: YAML is a human friendly data serialization standard for all programming languages'* and is an app in the development category. There are eight alternatives to YAML for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Markdown, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like YAML are JSON, TOML, CommonMark and XML.

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YAML 1.2

YAML: YAML Ain't Markup Language

What It Is: YAML is a human friendly data serialization standard for...

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  1. Markdown icon

    Markdown

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

    Discontinued

    Last update was in Dec 2004. The original app is no longer developed but the Markdown language continues in use and support through many other projects.

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    JSON

    • 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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    The most user-friendly config format hands down!

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    CommonMark

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    For short it's the Markdown syntax standard. It replaces the old original Markdown.

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  5. XML

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  6. Protocol Buffers

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    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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    MessagePack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    Eno

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The eno notation language is a plain-text data format designed for file-based content.

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