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Why JSON Came into Picture

What is JSON ?

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation, and was first formalized by Douglas Crockford. JSON is a data format interchange - method of storing and transferring data. Mostly its uses such as data conversion (JSON to SQL) and exporting data from proprietary web apps or mobile apps. XML was a big buzzword in the early 2000’s, JSON become the buzzword in later few years. 

Why JSON came into picture ?

After 2005 applications & user requirements started growing rapidly, Hardware and software developed, the advent of Single Page Applications and modern mobile/web apps that we know today needed some kind of data interchange to function seamlessly. To fulfill user requirement technology started shifting into  new language-independent data interchange format that time JSON came into the Picture. JSON gained rapid popularity because it makes transferring data very easy. It’s also lightweight and easy to read and understand.

There are few other reasons that JSON make buzzword …