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Your guide to JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

JSONJSON is an open, text based and human readable format used to transmit data across a network. It is derived from JavaScript, but JSON parsers exist for almost all programming languages. JSON is especially popular with JavaScript developers since it can be parsed using the eval function. As such JSON is used extensively by web services to transmit data back to a web browser, serving as an alternative to other formats like XML.

This guide will show you how to create and parse JSON objects, as well as providing examples that show how JSON can be used with existing web services using a number of platforms including PHP, Flash and JavaScript.

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