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Developing Hybrid Applications for the iPhone: Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to Build Dynamic Apps for the iPhone by Lee S. Barney

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Appendix A. Introduction to JSON

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an interesting creation. It enables you to convert JavaScript objects and arrays into strings that can be passed over a network or stored in a database. Later, these strings can be reconstituted on another computer or after database retrieval. This capability to serialize and inflate JavaScript objects and arrays opens up possibilities. This appendix shows you an Application Programmer Interface (API) for a well-accepted JavaScript JSON library and gives you simple examples that show the library in action.

Section 1: Background

Passing information from one system to another is always a problem. This is especially evident in web application development where a server can be ...

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