Beginners Guide to YAML Syntax

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand what is meant by YAML.

Understand how to present different data types within a YAML file.

Understand how to utilise anchors and aliases.

Clock1 hour
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will have an understanding of the basics of YAML syntax. This course is for absolute beginners who have no previous experience and want to gain an understanding of YAML syntax. This course will provide an overview of YAML data serialization language. YAML is a human-readable data serialization standard within the software industry and can be used in conjunction with all programming languages and is most commonly used to write configuration files. There are no prerequisites for completing the course, however, you should have a basic understanding of software engineering principles. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Yet Another Markup Language (YAML)Software EngineeringSoftware DevelopmentcodingConfig FIles

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. By the end of Task 1, you will be able to understand what is YAML.

  2. By the end of Task 2, You will understand basic syntax, key-value pairs, indentations and comments

  3. By the end of Task 3, you will be able to understand data types in YAML - string/multi-line strings, booleans, numeric.

  4. By the end of Task 4, you will be able to understand data types in YAML - lists and dictionaries

  5. By the end of Task 5, you will be able to understand anchors and aliases in YAML.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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