Introduction to JavaScript Object Notation
A To-the-Point Guide to JSON
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2015
Pages: 126

What is JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and how can you put it to work? This concise guide helps busy IT professionals get up and running quickly with this popular data interchange format, and provides a deep understanding of how JSON works. Author Lindsay Bassett begins with an overview of JSON syntax, data types, formatting, and security concerns before exploring the many ways you can apply JSON today.

From Web APIs and server-side language libraries to NoSQL databases and client-side frameworks, JSON has emerged as a viable alternative to XML for exchanging data between different platforms. If you have some programming experience and understand HTML and JavaScript, this is your book.

  • Learn why JSON syntax represents data in name-value pairs
  • Explore JSON data types, including object, string, number, and array
  • Find out how you can combat common security concerns
  • Learn how the JSON schema verifies that data is formatted correctly
  • Examine the relationship between browsers, web APIs, and JSON
  • Understand how web servers can both request and create data
  • Discover how jQuery and other client-side frameworks use JSON
  • Learn why the CouchDB NoSQL database uses JSON to store data
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Introduction to JSON is right to the point

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Well-written

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    Has the essence of what you need to get started with JSON.

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    diluted information

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    • Too basic

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    Comments about oreilly Introduction to JavaScript Object Notation:

    The book is well written (in good easy to read English), and it does have some useful information.

    My problem with this book is that it appears to be written for a reader that has never programmed in any program language. The book describes in a both lengthy and simplified way basic concepts like what a variable is and what an array is. The same goes for concepts like network connection, client/server etc.

    The lengthy descriptions of basic computer terminology dilutes the information about JSON.

    As JSON is a data interchange format used to transfer information between programs, I do not see why anyone who have no idea at all about programming would read a book on it.

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