What are the benefits of YAML over JSON?
Both represent data as key-value pairs. JSON supports data objects as values, while YAML does not. However, YAML supports more data types and is closer in its use of natural language to support developer use.
Can I convert YAML to JSON?
YAML supports comments where JSON does not. We can comment anywhere in the document with a simple # character. This has proven advantageous when writing configuration files where one developer can easily describe the configuration using the comments.
Are YAML files also valid JSON files?
YAML is, in fact, a superset of JSON. All JSON files are valid YAML files, but not the other way around.
What is JSON advantages and disadvantages?
Generally speaking, JSON is more suitable for simple and small data, more readable and maintainable for web developers, faster and more efficient for web applications or APIs, supports native data types but lacks a standard schema language, and is more compatible with web technologies but less secure than XML.