Introduction to JSON

JSON is a JavaScript Object Notation invented by Douglas Crockford. JSON is actually a lightweight alternative to XML, langugage and platform independent script. JSON is similar to XML. XML uses tags while JSON is based on the object-literal notation of JavaScript.

JSON is a subset of the object literal notation of JavaScript. Since it is a subset of JavaScript offers an easy way to create and store data structures within JavaScript.

JSON format is used for serializing and transmitting structured data over a network connection. What is great about JSON is that it can be used for modern programming languages.

Other benefit of JSON is that JSON for AJAX application is faster and easier than XML.


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