What does YAML mean?

YAML, which stands for "YAML Ain't Markup Language," is a human-readable data serialization format used for configuration files and data exchange between languages with different data structures. YAML is often used in software development and is known for its simplicity and readability.

YAML uses indentation to represent data hierarchies and relies on key-value pairs. It is commonly used for configuration files in applications, such as Docker Compose, Kubernetes, and various programming languages.

YAML's straightforward syntax makes it easy for developers to work with and understand.