JSON Editor

Paste a JSON string into the text box and use the buttons to minify or beautify the text.

What is JSON?

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight and flexible way to represent data. It allows us to exchange data in a common, human-readable format.

JSON, which stands for JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is both human-readable and machine-readable. JSON provides a minimal syntax that maps closely to how objects are represented in JavaScript. JSON has since become popular to use in several other programming languages including C++, Perl, Python, Ruby, Erlang, and Java. JSON is commonly used in web applications to transmit data between the server and the browser.

JSON was popularized by Douglas Crockford and it has been an open standard since 2005. JSON is most commonly used on the internet with web browsers, scripts, and AJAX requests. JSON has also been used with Node.js, Microsoft Excel, Apache Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, Oracle Database, MySQL Database, etc.

One of the major differences between JSON and XML is that JSON cannot contain semantics equivalent to declarations or type information, but this makes it much easier to process. It was designed to be easy for machines to parse and generate.

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