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JavaScript JSON Cookbook by Ray Rischpater

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Reading and writing JSON in Java

Java, like C++, predates JSON. Oracle is presently working on adding JSON support to Java, but in the meantime, several implementations providing JSON support are available on the Web. Similar to the C++ implementation you saw previously in this chapter, you can convert between JSON and Java using a third-party library; in this case, packaged as a Java archive (JAR) file, whose implementation typically represents JSON objects as a tree of named objects.

Perhaps the best Java implementation of JSON parsing is Gson, available from Google at http://code.google.com/p/google-gson/ licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

Getting ready

First, you'll need to get Gson; you can do this by doing a read-only checkout of the repository ...

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