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Are you using JSON?
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Published: 29 Aug 2013
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Are you using JSON? Published by: Bob Cozzi on 29 Aug 2013 view comments(4)

I've had two clients ask about JSON support in COZZI TOOLS.

I'm wondering why people are using this relatively obscure syntax vs XML or even CSV?

Is there some benefit of using it over another format?

Thanks.

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Posted by: avrSteve
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Comment on: Are you using JSON?
Posted: 4 years 27 days 20 hours 12 minutes ago

We use JSON in conjunction with .Net apps. It's obscure only in the 400 world. Huge in .NET land. Works great with Java!--script-- etc. It is also a lighter footprint for data transfer vs. XML.

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Comment on: Are you using JSON?
Posted: 4 years 27 days 15 hours 14 minutes ago

That's what I'm hearing too. I've been able to port a JSON library over to the IBM i system. It can be used to create or parse JSON using C and eventually RPG. It seems to work well.

Posted by: DaleB
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Comment on: Are you using JSON?
Posted: 4 years 27 days 49 minutes ago

I've run into it once or twice. If I understand it correctly, JSON is a way to serialize a Java object. Useful for import and export if it's all Java talking to Java, I guess.

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Comment on: Are you using JSON?
Posted: 4 years 26 days 23 hours 49 minutes ago
Edited: Fri, 30 Aug, 2013 at 13:17:44 (1488 days ago)

Dale,

Java!--script--, perhaps Java, but its JSON="Java!--script-- Object Notation" and as we know, Java!--script-- has zero to do with Java, It was just a dumb NetScape decision to name it similar to Java.