JSON Formatter

JSON Formatter

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Explain JSON

JSON, which stands for "JavaScript Object Notation," is a concise and human-readable way to express a complicated data structure and make data exchange across systems easier. It is a widely used data format with a wide variety of uses made possible by its ease of use and resemblance to readable language. As a result, it is utilised by the majority of systems, though not all.

JSON: Why Use It?

Although JSON is derived from JavaScript, one of the main benefits of adopting it is that it is not dependent on the programming language used by your system. JSON is a universal data representation that is understood by all systems since it is not only language-independent but also speaks common parts of various computer languages.

Additional factors include:

Readability - With the right formatting, JSON is human-readable.
Compactness - Unlike XML, the JSON data format doesn't use a full markup structure.
Particularly in JavaScript, it is simple to break it down into logical syntactic elements.
For the majority of programming languages, there are numerous JSON libraries available.

Suitable JSON Format

JavaScript knowledge is not necessary to use JSON, though it will help you grasp it better. Even if JavaScript knowledge is not required, adhering to certain guidelines is:

Name/value pairs make up the data.
Commas are used to separate data.
The curly brackets that open and close enclose various objects.
{}can be used to represent an empty item.
The opening and closing square brackets enclose arrays.
[] can be used to represent an empty array.
The key-value pair of a member is enclosed in double quotations.
Within an object structure, each member ought to have a distinct key.
If a member's value is a string, double quotes must surround it.

The true or false literals in lower case are used to express boolean values.
Leading zeros should not be used when representing numerical numbers in double-precision floating-point format.
The backslash \ character must be used to escape "offensive" characters in a string.
The null literal, written in lower case, stands in for null values.
Dates and related object types should be changed to strings because they are not fully supported.
A comma must come after each component of an object or array value, with the exception of the final component.
The JSON file's default suffix is.json.
JSON files have the mime type "application/json"

By adhering to these few guidelines, appropriate JSON formatting can be achieved. However, we advise utilising Freepion JSON Formatter if you're unclear about your code.


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