JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) aka the Fat Free Alternative to XML is a lightweight data exchange format inspired by JavaScript object literals. It is often used with JavaScript, Ajax, and RESTful web services but is completely language independent.

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What does &callback= do

I am trying to create a timer that ever x minutes it will call to a server, get a JSON file and do something with it. The merits of that system are not in question right now, the question involves ...
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How to get around the Circular Reference issue with JSON and Entity

I have been experimenting with creating a website that leverages MVC with JSON for my presentation layer and Entity framework for data model/database. My Issue comes into play with serializing my ...
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Why is the json format necessary over the normal javascript object format?

Before you answer, yes I know that other languages have no native javascript object support, but neither do they have native support for json. So wouldn't it make much more sense to modify the json ...
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JSON Library - Jackson or Play Framework? [closed]

Working on a Java and Scala code-base, there's a debate about whether to use Java's Jackson JSON or the Play Framework's JSON Library. After reading the Play JSON Docs, as well as Chapter 9 (JSON) of ...
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How can I share data across several websites?

I am trying to develop a simple system for sharing data across several websites. Most of them are developed in PHP while some are developed in Wordpress/Drupal. Redundant information is spread across ...
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Can I share ~1k of dynamically updated data between HTML5/JS pages using only apache2?

I have an HTML5/Javascript web site. There is a form which updates JSON data. There are other pages which I would like to load that JSON data dynamically. I know how to do this via Tomcat/JSP but I'd ...
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Is it possible to protect json api scraping using random tokens?

I have built a restful json api for an online store using Laravel. I now wish to create an AngularJS app to run the front-end web application. Product prices for my store need to update every second, ...
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Image strategy on Android

I am creating an application with lots of photos. They will take > 100 mb on memory. So far I have 3 ideas: Place it in @drawable - app will be heavy Download by JSON and place in java ...
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What is a cross-platform way to expose an Array[][] over a webservice? Any JSON nuances to be aware of?

I need to expose an Array[][] to many different clients (iPhone, Android, PC, Unix, etc), and need to make it available over HTTP/s This brings me to JSON, and makes me wonder how do all the other ...
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Shoud I directly return a string message or rather a i18n key when dealing with JSON api?

Suppose a rest api returning this json: { "status" : "fail", "data" : { "title" : "A title is required" } } Since the client application would always adapt the error message, would it be ...
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What is the need of Odata when I have JSON ?

I am trying to understand the point of Odata and when it would make sense. Right now how I work is I use ASP.NET and MVC/WebApi controller to serialize/deserialize objects into JSON and have ...
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Web application / Domain model integration using JSON capable DTOs

I'm a bit confused about architectural choices for the web-applications/java/python world. For c/c++ world the available (open source) choices to implement web applications is pretty limited to zero, ...
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Syncing client and server CRUD operations using json and php

I'm working on some code to sync the state of models between client (being a javascript application) and server. Often I end up writing redundant code to track the client and server objects so I can ...
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Is it wise to store a big lump of json on a database row

I have this project which stores product details from amazon into the database. Just to give you an idea on how big it is: [{"title":"Genetic Engineering (Opposing ...
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An extensible logging architecture for Android?

The end goal is to have a variety of data sets that can all be graphically plotted against eachother. All data should correspond to a date, so that when plotted against each other, they show the ...
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An ideal way to decode JSON documents in C?

Assuming I have an API to consume that uses JSON as a data transmission method, what is an ideal way to decode the JSON returned by each API resource? For example, in Java I'd create a class for each ...
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What arguments can I use to justify the use of either XML or JSON to store and transmit object data?

My project lead considers both of these approaches to be unnecessary overhead. I have been involved in and have witnessed a lot of talk around XML vs JSON, but this is the first time that I have heard ...
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Access JSON object in different Languages

I have a Java code which is writing some data in string format to Messaging queue. Now any one can subscribe to this queue and fetch this data. Here the client fetching this data can be written in any ...
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What does it mean for the JSON interchange format to have a license?

A recent flurry of comments on a JSHint issue alerted me to the fact that the JSON data-interchange format has a license. The content of this license can be debated elsewhere. What I'm unclear on is ...
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Is it good idea to change complete enterprise level application into ajax web app [closed]

I am working on an application which is completely written using server side method in asp.net web forms with c# . Now my team lead wants to convert whole application to ajax , in that approach we ...
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Is it OK to return HTML from a JSON API?

On my current project I am responsible for the implementation of a service which involves the consumption of newly created RESTful APIs, documented as solely supporting JSON. The client consistently ...
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Best Object Oriented way of parsing a model with several fields(>50) and with null checks

I have a JSON-based data which contains many fields from a particular model. Any value from the list of fields can be null. I am trying to find the best object oriented way of parsing it and also it ...
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JSON object and storage of nosql

I have read Would a NoSQL DB be more efficient than a relational DB for storing JSON objects? and am building a small test project in Asp.Net. I have a webapi up in Azure. It returns a ...
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Use a search box that calls on a JSON file? [closed]

I use a JSON file to populate several drop down lists. The format is: { "value" :"lightyear", "name" :"Light Year(yl)" }, { "value" :"astronomicalUnit", ...
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Can a webservice that uses JSON over POST be classified as RESTful?

Recently I have started using a new(to me) paradigm for web services. I use the controller to accept JSON strings sent over POST, process it and return JSON strings. GET, PUT, DELETE and other methods ...
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Use of Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN.1)

The problem of Electronic Data Interchange over networks is well known and understood. Today, the most common formats for data interchange are things like XML and JSON. There are various pros and ...
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XML/HTML: Do we need the element name in closing tags?

Compared to other serialization languages, one of the main criticisms directed at XML is its verbosity; JSON's more terse and readable for most cases, but not all. But it seems to me that we could ...
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How can I return generated HTML and a response too?

My web application will use AJAX calls often and so I have set up some JavaScript to handle "messages" or "responses". These responses are returned (from my ASP.NET application) as JSON objects that ...
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Is it evil to model JSON responses to classes when they are mostly smilar?

Here's the problem : While implementing a C# wrapper for an online API (Discogs) I've been faced to a dilemma : quite often the responses returned have mostly similar members and while modeling these ...
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JSON or XML for parsing for a Windows Store 8 applicaiton?

I am getting some data from Gov tracker (http://www.govtrack.us/developers/api) and creating a Windows 8 Store application.. I started out trying to use the HttpClient to get the JSON and then use ...
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Building a web application that is almost completely rendered by Javascript, while back end only delivers Json. Do or don't?

As a programmer, and taking into account the overall "funness" of the process, I'm tempted to start a project in Sinatra where the back end's sole concern is the logic, and returning a Json API, and ...
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RESTful API design. What should I return if there are no rows?

I'm currently coding an API for a social network with the Slim Framework. My question is: What are the best practices when there are no rows to return in the json structure? Lets say that this call ...
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Building a Graph Editor - How to create a data driven graph

I am developing a graph-editor that uses drag and drop to build hierarchical graphs (containing nodes and links). Each node in the graph should be linked to a table in our database (SQL Server). I did ...
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JSON vs Foreign Keys

I'm developing an enterprise website, and I have to define some sections like this: I have many sections and each section have many (or one) sub-pages. The number of sub-pages vary per section. ...
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Evaluating JSON from popular auto-suggests

I was evaluating the various ways in which the big guys implement auto suggest. These are my observations.(Search string used was "ab") Questions towards the end. Yahoo tries something like this, ...
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Best option to send image from javascript client to SQL server

From a client (browser), using javascript I want to send an image to sql server ( and store with user profile) (sql server), along with other data such as user id or name. Which option is better? ...
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Designing a self-describing JSON document system

I'm trying to devise a document system for a specific domain involving simple objects (People, Companies, Invoices, etc.) that would also be able to completely describe itself. This self-description ...
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Which is simpler for REST client call to return JSON - JQuery/JavaScript or Spring RestTemplate? [closed]

I've been trying to hack up an annotated Spring MVC web app but it's proving pretty hard to call a URL of my web app which fires a request to a remote API (UK Police data) and recieves a reply which I ...
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Pros and cons of sending data from android to php in string and/or json

I have seen some tutorials and some stackoverflow discussions on how to send data from android to php page. most of the cases i have seen people sending data in string format but returning in json ...
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Why does Java require a servlet container for simple RPC service?

I have a big database controller which is written in Java. The controller reads information from the database, and interprets it into data structures which are then displayed in a CLI. Java was ...
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Reinventing the wheel, or the technology that drives it? [closed]

I recently asked a question on StackOverflow that was related to string splitting and pattern matching in .NET. Some beady eyed developers that viewed the question said: "It looks like you're trying ...
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Should web service response use a base class or generic class?

In my RESTful WCF web service I have something like the following response object. public class WebResponse<T> { public bool Success { get; set; } public T Data { get; set; } ...
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How best to merge/sort/page through tons of JSON arrays?

Here's the scenario: Say you have millions of JSON documents stored as text files. Each JSON document is an array of "activity" objects, each of which contain a "created_datetime" attribute. What is ...
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Why is NoSQL better for this scenario?

Hypothetical scenario: Let's say we are downloading JSON from Facebook with details of a user's friend's checkins, posts, etc... These come in as one document per friend per activity, so with 8 ...
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Should one declare alternative response types (e.g. JSON) in Rails controller actions even if not utilising them?

Just wondering what the accepted convention is for Rails controller design. Currently, every controller in my app that I've written it set up to send a JSON response when necessary. Thing is, I only ...
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Should I use JSON just to use JSON

I'm building a blogging site for learning, with a PHP/MySQl back-end. All of the user input is handled with forms sent in POST requests. Will using JSON somehow make it cleaner, or easier to maintain ...
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Parsing stdout with custom format or standard format?

To integrate with other executables, a executable may launch another executable and capture its output from stdout. But most programs writes the output message to stdout in custom format and usually ...
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Is the escaping provided by the Google-Gson library enough to ensure a safe JSON payload?

I am currently using the Google-Gson library to convert Java objects into JSON inside a web service. Once the object has been converted to JSON, it is returned to the client to be converted into a ...
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Is using something other than XML advisable for my configuration file?

I have a small tool I'm designing which would require a configuration file of some sort. The configuration file in my case is really more of a database, but it needs to be lightweight, and if needed ...
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Logging in JSON Effect on Performance

I see more and more articles about logging in JSON. You can also find one on NodeJS blog. Why does everyone like it so much? I can only see more operations getting involved: A couple new objects ...