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JSON: A lightweight data-interchange format. JavaScript Object Notation is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language; JSON Server: Get a full fake REST API with zero coding in less than 30 seconds. For front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking. Created with <3 for front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking.

JSON belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while JSON Server can be primarily classified under "API Tools".

JSON Server is an open source tool with 41.2K GitHub stars and 3.68K GitHub forks. Here's a link to JSON Server's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is JSON?

JavaScript Object Notation is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language.

What is JSON Server?

Created with <3 for front-end developers who need a quick back-end for prototyping and mocking.
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        What are some alternatives to JSON and JSON Server?
        YAML
        A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted.
        Protobuf
        Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
        Avro
        It is a row-oriented remote procedure call and data serialization framework developed within Apache's Hadoop project. It uses JSON for defining data types and protocols, and serializes data in a compact binary format.
        MongoDB
        MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
        OData
        It is an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. It helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the various approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats, query options, etc.
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        Decisions about JSON and JSON Server
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        GitHub
        GitHub
        Linux
        Linux
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        Swift
        Swift
        Java
        Java
        PHP
        PHP
        Python
        Python
        XML
        XML
        JSON
        JSON
        Git
        Git
        SVN (Subversion)
        SVN (Subversion)

        I use Visual Studio Code because at this time is a mature software and I can do practically everything using it.

        • It's free and open source: The project is hosted on GitHub and it’s free to download, fork, modify and contribute to the project.

        • Multi-platform: You can download binaries for different platforms, included Windows (x64), MacOS and Linux (.rpm and .deb packages)

        • LightWeight: It runs smoothly in different devices. It has an average memory and CPU usage. Starts almost immediately and it’s very stable.

        • Extended language support: Supports by default the majority of the most used languages and syntax like JavaScript, HTML, C#, Swift, Java, PHP, Python and others. Also, VS Code supports different file types associated to projects like .ini, .properties, XML and JSON files.

        • Integrated tools: Includes an integrated terminal, debugger, problem list and console output inspector. The project navigator sidebar is simple and powerful: you can manage your files and folders with ease. The command palette helps you find commands by text. The search widget has a powerful auto-complete feature to search and find your files.

        • Extensible and configurable: There are many extensions available for every language supported, including syntax highlighters, IntelliSense and code completion, and debuggers. There are also extension to manage application configuration and architecture like Docker and Jenkins.

        • Integrated with Git: You can visually manage your project repositories, pull, commit and push your changes, and easy conflict resolution.( there is support for SVN (Subversion) users by plugin)

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        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        JSON
        JSON
        Docker
        Docker
        Markdown
        Markdown
        Angular 2
        Angular 2
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        Atom
        Atom
        #Typescript
        #Java
        #HTML
        #Sass

        More than year ago I was looking for the best editor of Angular 2 application and I've tried Visual Studio Code and Atom. Atom had performance issues that put me off completely to use it again. Visual Studio Code became my main editor #Typescript files (and partly editor of #Java files). I'm happy with Visual Studio Code and I've never look back on Atom. There wasn't any reason to try Atom again, because Visual Studio Code fulfills my requirements very well. I use it for editing of TypeScript, #HTML, #Sass, JSON, Docker and Markdown.

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        Ali Soueidan
        Ali Soueidan
        Creative Web Developer at Ali Soueidan · | 16 upvotes · 136.3K views
        npm
        npm
        Vue.js
        Vue.js
        vuex
        vuex
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        Pug
        Pug
        Sass
        Sass
        JSON
        JSON
        Git
        Git
        GitHub
        GitHub
        ES6
        ES6
        Asana
        Asana
        Adobe Illustrator
        Adobe Illustrator
        PHP
        PHP
        Babel
        Babel

        Application and Data: Since my personal website ( https://alisoueidan.com ) is a SPA I've chosen to use Vue.js, as a framework to create it. After a short skeptical phase I immediately felt in love with the single file component concept! I also used vuex for state management, which makes working with several components, which are communicating with each other even more fun and convenient to use. Of course, using Vue requires using JavaScript as well, since it is the basis of it.

        For markup and style, I used Pug and Sass, since they’re the perfect match to me. I love the clean and strict syntax of both of them and even more that their structure is almost similar. Also, both of them come with an expanded functionality such as mixins, loops and so on related to their “siblings” (HTML and CSS). Both of them require nesting and prevent untidy code, which can be a huge advantage when working in teams. I used JSON to store data (since the data quantity on my website is moderate) – JSON works also good in combo with Pug, using for loops, based on the JSON Objects for example.

        To send my contact form I used PHP, since sending emails using PHP is still relatively convenient, simple and easy done.

        DevOps: Of course, I used Git to do my version management (which I even do in smaller projects like my website just have an additional backup of my code). On top of that I used GitHub since it now supports private repository for free accounts (which I am using for my own). I use Babel to use ES6 functionality such as arrow functions and so on, and still don’t losing cross browser compatibility.

        Side note: I used npm for package management. 🎉

        *Business Tools: * I use Asana to organize my project. This is a big advantage to me, even if I work alone, since “private” projects can get interrupted for some time. By using Asana I still know (even after month of not touching a project) what I’ve done, on which task I was at last working on and what still is to do. Working in Teams (for enterprise I’d take on Jira instead) of course Asana is a Tool which I really love to use as well. All the graphics on my website are SVG which I have created with Adobe Illustrator and adjusted within the SVG code or by using JavaScript or CSS (SASS).

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