Whiskey Web and Whatnot

A whiskey fueled fireside chat with your favorite web developers.


70: Advent of Whiskey: Holiday Trivia, Food History, and YAML

Show Notes

Is YAML a programming language? According to Robbie and Chuck, it’s not. And even though you could code in YAML and add functions to it, doesn’t mean you should. Some things are better left uncomplicated.

YAML is a data structuring format, and that’s what it’s good at. While some might disagree, Chuck and Robbie believe functions are one of the key elements of programming languages and YAML doesn’t have that baked in. If you’re looking for functions, it’s better to stick to a programming language that has what you need.

In this episode, Chuck and Robbie talk about holiday trivia, the history behind Pearl Milling Company’s rebrand, and the pros and cons of coding in YAML.

Key Takeaways

  • [01:11] - Number 15 Whiskey - Blackened Flagship.
  • [04:47] - Number 16 Whiskey - Amrut Indian Single Malt Whiskey.
  • [08:27] - The story of the Pearl Milling Company.
  • [13:07] - Holiday Trivia.
  • [17:40] - Best use case for YAML.


[18:45] - “You think of CSV as a data structuring format, I think of JSON as a more data structuring format, and I think of YAML as an even more robust, diverse data structure format.” ~ Chuck Carpenter

[20:07] - “Programming languages are good at executing things, and I would think that YAML is not a programming language in the classic sense.” ~ Robbie Wagner


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