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JSON – Syntax

Let’s have a quick look at the basic syntax of JSON. JSON syntax is basically considered as a subset of JavaScript syntax; it includes the following −

  • Data is represented in name/value pairs.
  • Curly braces hold objects and each name is followed by ‘:'(colon), the name/value pairs are separated by , (comma).
  • Square brackets hold arrays and values are separated by ,(comma).

Below is a simple example −

{
   "book": [
	
      {
         "id":"01",
         "language": "Java",
         "edition": "third",
         "author": "Herbert Schildt",
      },
		
      {
         "id":"07",
         "language": "C++",
         "edition": "second",
         "author": "E.Balagurusamy",
      }
		
   ]
}

JSON supports the following two data structures −

  • Collection of name/value pairs − This Data Structure is supported by different programming languages.
  • Ordered list of values − It includes array, list, vector or sequence etc.

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