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JSON vs XML: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is XML? A simple, very flexible text format. A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

JSON and XML belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, JSON has a broader approval, being mentioned in 20 company stacks & 104 developers stacks; compared to XML, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 27 developer stacks.

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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 XML?

A markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
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          What are some alternatives to JSON and XML?
          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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