JSON, often termed as JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is a lightweight human-readable as well as computer-readable data interchange format. Since its launch, it has replaced XML as the core way of sharing data.

JSON API is a specification for how a client should request the resources, and how a server should respond to those requests. It is designed primarily to reduce both the number of requests as well as the amount of data transmitted between clients and servers. Most significantly, the efficiency is achieved without compromising flexibility, readability, and discoverability.

It requires the use of JSON API media type for interchanging data.


  1. It is lightweight in comparison to extensible markup language.
  2. Its syntax is straightforward to use.
  3. It is compact and can be easily loaded in JavaScript.
  4. It is a useful tool for sharing data irrespective of the size.
  5. A value can be a string, an array, an object, or the literals.
  6. It has an extensive range of supported browser compatibility.
  7. It easily represents a null value.
  8. It provides more structural information.

Relevant  Technologies

Google Plus APIs
Linkedin APIs
Twitter APIs
Google Analytics
Amazon Web Services
Facebook APIs


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