Lately I’ve been updating some docs that we generate from YAML¬†files and while I do like YAML as a format (beats the hell out of XML, but that’s the kind of bar you trip over), it can be really painful to figure out where exactly you messed up your indenting.

Fortunately, there’s an atom plugin for that! linter-js-yaml¬†gives you incredibly fine-grained and helpful error messages. Isn’t that screenshot pretty? It’s got a nice obvious red dot and an underline and an error message that actually tells me what I got wrong! If you ever edit YAML, try linter-js-yaml, it’s awesome.

YAML linter screenshot showing a helpful error message
YAML linter screenshot showing a helpful error message