JSON for Beginners in Plain English

JSON for Beginners in Plain English


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JSON is used for data transfer between client and server by software applications.


  • Before JSON was introduced XML(Extensible Markup Language) was the only preferred way to transfer data between client and server.
  • Later in early 2000, JSON got birth and replaced XML as a data format

What is JSON?

  • JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation
  • JSON is lightweight, while being human- and machine-readable.
  • The collection of data contains a key-value pair where the key must be a string, and the value can be any of the following: value.png Image: json.org

Important rules to keep in mind:

  • In JSON key values must be enclosed by double quotes
  • Key and the value must be separated by a colon :
  • Each pair must be separated by comma ,

Here's how JSON looks like

    "name": "SnowBit",
    "favouriteLang": "JS"

That's it for now

Thank you for reading, have a nice day!

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