Why is JSON so popular?

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#1 Raynes  Icon User is offline

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Why is JSON so popular?

Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:28 AM

http://stereolambda....yntax-business/

Not much to say here. Topic says it all.

Reddit thread is here: http://www.reddit.co...ant_out_of_the/

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Re: Why is JSON so popular?

Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:54 AM

I tend to agree.

XML is nice for complex data representation. However, for something like web services or just middle tier, the only real requirement is that the client and the server can understand each other. If the client can natively read a format then having the server produce that format is kind of a no brainer.

I have written a few Microsoft DataSet to JSON converters. Much happier on a simple AJAX (just AJ?) page.
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