Introduction to YAML (The Course)
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This course includes 1 attempt.

This course is for Software Engineers, Full Stack Web Developers, DevOps Engineers, Software Architects, Managers and Hobbyists, who are wondering what YAML is?

Every software engineer looking to create structured data in a human readable data format should learn YAML. This course is aimed for software engineers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, who want to get up to date with YAML syntax.

This is course provides an overview of YAML data serialization language and its syntax in details. It will also cover the basic concepts behind this markup language and explain its main features and show the capabilities of YAML.

Buying this course entitles you to all future updates.

There are no prerequisites for taking this course. However basic knowledge and familiarity with HTML, XML and JSON would be helpful.



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  • Data Science
  • Cloud Computing
  • Messaging
  • Software
  • System Integration
  • Technical Communication

Course Material

  • Introduction
  • About this course
  • Prerequisites
  • Target Audience
  • Course Objective
  • Technical Requirements
  • Course Content
  • e-Learning Options
  • From the instructor’s desk
  • About the Author
  • Introduction to YAML
  • What is YAML ?
  • Where is YAML used?
  • Benefits of YAML
  • Summary
  • YAML Syntax
  • YAML Basics
  • Different Styles in YAML
  • Block Style
  • Comments
  • Data Types in YAML
  • Data Types
  • Variable (Scalars)
  • Specifing Data Types Explicitly using Tags
  • Integers (!!int)
  • Floating Point (!!float)
  • Boolean (!!bool)
  • String (!!str)
  • Null (!!null)
  • TimeStamp
  • Summary
  • Advance Data Types
  • Sequence (or Array)
  • Sparse sequence
  • Nested Sequence
  • Mappings
  • Pairs
  • Set
  • Dictionary
  • Nested Mappings
  • Special Features
  • Anchors
  • Default
  • Summary
  • Comparision of Various Data Formats
  • Various Data Formats
  • Popular Tools using YAML
  • Ansible
  • Links to Useful YAML Tools
  • Parsing and emitting YAML data
  • icon/quiz Created with Sketch.
    YAML Quiz1 attempt allowed
  • Suggested Further Reading


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