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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.