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JSON Object Notation

  • A JSON object is an unordered set of name/value pairs
  • A JSON object begins with { (left brace) and ends with } (right brace)
  • Each name is followed by : (colon) and the name/value pairs are separated by , (comma)


JSON or JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange. It is derived from the JavaScript scripting language for representing simple data structures and associative arrays, called objects. Despite its relationship to JavaScript, it is language-independent, with parsers available for many languages.

A format to represent any PHP type, except a resource, that can be used later in JavaScript

The JSON format was originally specified by Douglas Crockford, and is described in RFC 4627. The official Internet media type for JSON is application/json. The JSON filename extension is .json.

The JSON format is often used for serializing and transmitting structured data over a network connection. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, serving as an alternative to XML.