It is a common complaint that JSON is used to decode data. I found it to be the most common error I have ever heard. JSON is also the way data is represented on a webpage so it’s a great way of capturing the data that you’re trying to parse.
It’s also common that if you use JSON to parse your data, it ends up being more complicated than you expected. So instead of a simple array for instance, you’ll need to create a JSON object to get your data out of it. While this is less than ideal, it does give you a general idea of what you’re dealing with.
Why is JSON so common? Because you can now parse it into two pieces. First to decode data into a string that will be displayed in a list. Second to decode it into a string that can be used as a token. You can then get the token from that string and then display it on your page.
JSON is a human-readable format, which means that it should be easy for humans (i.e. humans reading JSON) to use to fetch information from it. As a result people have started to use it instead of creating their own formats.
With JSON, you can use the standard library functions like JSON.parse and JSON.stringify, and you can also use the more exotic functions like json_decode_str and json_decode_array. The library supports a lot more than just basic parsing and string manipulation functions. For example, you can call json_decode_array to get an array of JSON strings that represent a single JSON object.
One of the most common use cases for JSON is to retrieve information from a web service, for example Google’s APIs or any kind of API in general. JSON supports this use case and it is easy to do. But it is also very flexible. This is not to say that it can’t be used for more than one purpose, it just means that there are many other more appropriate functions to use.
JSON is a text encoding scheme where keys are called “fields” and values are called “values.” The “fields” are usually just strings. As in, “John Smith” and “John Smith” is a field in JSON. But, you can also use these to store other data, such as arrays, objects, and so on. The “value” is the data that you want the field to store.
JSON is one of the standard ways of storing structured text, but JSON is not the only possible encoding. You can also encode other data types such as XML (which is used to store data that is more complex than just simple strings), etc. You can also encode binary data. As long as your data is still text, JSON will work just fine.
But, if you try to store binary data like a binary image, it will result in a “binary data format not supported” error. But, if you try to store a string using JSON, you’ll get a “string data format not supported” error. This is because JSON is not the only encoding where binary data is encoded. Other encodings exist too. It all depends on what your data is.
JSON is just another format of string data, but it supports binary data. It’s up to you whether you want to treat it like a string or a binary data.