Wednesday, December 19, 2007

is XML going to leave us? JSON is next?

SON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language, Standard ECMA-262 3rd Edition - December 1999. JSON is a text format that is completely language independent but uses conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and many others. These properties make JSON an ideal data-interchange language.

JSON is built on two structures:

* A collection of name/value pairs. In various languages, this is realized as an object, record, struct, dictionary, hash table, keyed list, or associative array.
* An ordered list of values. In most languages, this is realized as an array, vector, list, or sequence.

here is a link to example JSON in Lotus Notes:

I will think about weak sides of every technology and will write later.


1 comment :

Andriy Kuba said...

JSON is not understandably markup language as XML (

JSON only simply for programming use , as we can see it in prototype.js. It's like plugin to XML :). And all talks about "JSON vs XML" is only advertising of JSON