JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)


  • What is and Why JSON? 
  • JSON Object 
  • JavaScript Object and JSON text conversion 
  • JSON in Java

What is & Why JSON?

What is JSON?

  • JSON is a text format representation of JavaScript object 
    • More precisely, it is a text format representation of a JavaScript object literal with some restrictions (see the next slide for these restrictions) 
    • Readily usable in JavaScript code - you can easily convert JSONbased text format representation to JavaScript object 
  • Lighter text-based data-interchange format
    • Compared to XML 
  • Simple format 
    • Easy for humans to read and write 
    • Easy for machines to parse and generate

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