YAML vs JSON
Basically, both JSON and YAML were developed to provide a human-readable data interchange format.
YAML is implemented as a superset of the JSON format. This means that we can parse JSON using a YAML parser.
The following are some key differences between YAML and JSON:
|Complex and time consuming process of parsing Serialized data||Quickly and easily parse JSON serialized data with its simpler design|
|Less community support||Larger community support and popularity|
|Supports comments||Doesn’t support comments|
|Ability to use reference of other data objects||Impossible to serialize complex structures with object references|
|Hierarchy is denoted by using double space characters. Tab characters are not allowed||Objects and Arrays are denoted in braces and brackets.|
|String quotes are optional but it supports single and double quotes.||Strings must be in double quotes.|
|Root node can be any of the valid data types||Root node must either be an array or an object.|
You can learn more about JSON in our JSON Tutorial