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Json: Intro

Introduction#

JSON is an open standard file format and data interchange format that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and arrays. It is a very common data format, with a diverse range of applications, one example being web applications that communicate with a server.
A JSON string can be stored in its own file, which is basically just a text file with an extension of .json, and a MIME type of application/json.

Who Invented JSON?#

Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford originally specified the JSON format in the early 2000s.

Douglas Crockford
Douglas Crockford