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JavaScript and JSON Essentials by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with JSON

JSON or JavaScript Object Notation is a very popular data interchange format. It was developed by Douglas Crockford. JSON is text-based, lightweight, and a human-readable format for data exchange between clients and servers. JSON is derived from JavaScript and bears a close resemblance to JavaScript objects, but it is not dependent on JavaScript. JSON is language-independent, and support for the JSON data format is available in all the popular languages, some of which are C#, PHP, Java, C++, Python, and Ruby.

Note

JSON is a format and not a language.

JSON can be used in web applications for data transfer. Prior to JSON, XML was considered to be the chosen data interchange format. XML parsing required an XML DOM ...

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