JSON for the Web data interchange

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It s a data-interchange and language-independent format. Now it is the most commonly used standard for data interchanging on the web. Quintagroup uses JSON in Web Service development as it is not only alternative to XML, but future successor of its application in the web. JSON is based on Javascript, but works with structures, objects and arrays that are recognized universally. Language-independence enables JSON to be supported by almost all modern programming languages. It has concise design and straightforward rules.

Alternative to XML

One of the main functions of JSON is to transmit data between web application and server.The standard is quick and clean, so it is logical that JSON becomes more and more popular among Web Service providers and starts to replace XML as more productive and more useful.
There are several reasons for this adoption, because JSON:

  • is more suited to data-interchange;
  • has smaller grammar and is shorter in writing;
  • is quicker to read and write both for humans and machines;
  • enriches data by providing structure;
  • is easy to process as data is more standard;
  • is build-in for JavaScript and Python;
  • enables users to move their data between similar applications;
  • is easy to convert from XML;
  • can be used for writing any kind of JavaScript-based application.

Though it is true, that not all need XML’s complexity and markup vocabulary, XML still has its niche in Web Services and can’t be replaced that easily. But if you need simple data structures and a compact data exchange format, it is simple to convert XML into JSON and make your web project more flexible and up-to-date.
Contact Quintagroup to receive solution or assistance for your project based on this technology.

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