.YAML File Extension

YAML Ain't Markup Language

YAML uses .yaml extension for files. Its syntax independent of programming language. It is designed for human interaction and modern languages. Support for serializing data increased readability. Howe...

General Information

Title YAML Ain't Markup Language File
Extension .yaml
Full Form YAML Ain't Markup Language
File Type Configuration File
Developer YAML Core Team
MIME Type application/x-yaml

File Function

Primary Function Data serialization
Additional Functions Configuration, Interoperability
Features Human-readable, Hierarchical

File Characteristics

Quality Readable, Maintainable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Configuration Management Yes
Data Storage Yes
Application Development Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Injection attacks
Best Practices Validation, Sanitization

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2001
Latest Version 1.2 (2009)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .yml

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Visual Studio Code Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Sublime Text Free, Paid Windows, Mac, Linux
Notepad++ Free Windows