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Something to watch

Dear Reader,

YAML Ain’t Markup Language is a new data transport format that looks to be easy to use. It’s meant to supplant XML which is a bugger to program with. I’m not sure why I would want YAML over JSON. When working in JavaScript, JSON is just so elegant. I work in PHP on the back-end and JavaScript on the front-end, there are JSON implementations for both and it took me less than 10 minutes to get them both installed and passing info when I wrote my test app.

All that having been said, YAML is working closely with JSON to integrate the 2 formats so it could be that JSON morphs into YAML soon anyhow.

But anyhow…