An Introduction to JSON format

This article is based on basics of JSON, a model for the representation of information widely used by Web applications that work with AJAX technology and many more.

 1. Introduction to JSON

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a model for storage and transmission of information in text format. Although very simple, it has been widely used by Web applications due to its ability to structure information in a form much more compact than that achieved by the XML model, making it faster parsing such information. This explains the fact that the JSON have been adopted by companies such as Google and Yahoo, whose applications need to transmit large volumes of data.

This article provides an introduction to JSON format and is divided as follows. Section 2 describes the syntax of the language. Then, the section 3 performs a comparison between XML and JSON models.  Continue reading