JSON Full Form Is JavaScript Object Notation

Jan 8, 2022

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JSON Full Form

JSON Full form is JavaScript Object Notation. It is a format that was created because XML and other data formats were too verbose and not human-readable enough.

A JSON object is a collection of name/value pairs, where the names are strings and the values can be strings, numbers, booleans, nulls, or even other objects. JSON is very popular in Web APIs because it has less overhead than XML and doesn’t require any type declarations.

JSON can be used in any programming language rather than being limited to just one language which makes it more interoperable with other languages

History of JSON Acronym

JSON format is developed by Douglas Crockford in 2000s. On April 2001 very first JSON message was sent by Douglas Crockford and Chip Morningstar.

Acronym of JSON first originated by a company called State Software which was co-founded by Douglas Crockford.

Sample of JSON data

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{
 "employees": {
  "employee": [
    {
     "id": "1",
     "firstName": "Tom",
     "lastName": "Cruise",
    },
    {
     "id": "2",
     "firstName": "Maria",
     "lastName": "Sharapova",
    },
    {
     "id": "3",
     "firstName": "James",
     "lastName": "Bond",
    }
   ]
 }
}
  • JSON is easy to understand, read and write.
  • All languages and browsers have parser for the JSON.
  • JSON format can store any type of data such as Int, Boolean, String, Base64 String etc.

Advantage of JSON data exchange format

  • Human can read it better than XML , YAML or CSV format.
  • JSON is light-weight competitor of XML.
  • JSON is Simple and efficient than other data formats.
  • It’s simple and self explanatory
  • Best and Easy to use in AJAX based JavaScript based web application
  • JSON provides flexibility for developers and it’s interoperable with other languages

Example of HOW JSON can be used

  • JSON helps to communicate data between servers and web applications.
  • Mobile Applications transfer data to and from the server and use JSON format to store and write the data.
  • React and Angular which is javascript frameworks use AJAX-based communication and use JSON format to parse and store data information.

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JSON full form in GST

The JSON file full form (JavaScript Object Notation) is used by GSTN to prepare and file GST returns. TPS declarations can be filed on the TPS portal using a JSON file.

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