Introduction to JSON

The widely used JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) file format “uses human-readable language, text, and syntax to store and communicate data objects between applications,” explains Chiradeep BasuMallick.

JSON has gained popularity because of its ease of use and simplicity, BasuMallick says, with common uses including:

  • Writing JavaScript-based applications that have websites and browser extensions.
  • Transferring structured data across network connections.
  • Getting data from a server via web applications.
  • Migrating from one database to another.

This article covers JSON data types and functions and provides examples to show how JSON works.

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