If you’ve found the (excellent)
jq tool for working with JSON a bit unwieldy… check out
zq and see if you like its API any better. I wouldn’t put too much weight on the faster aspect, though:
We will cover zq’s performance in a future article, but to cut to the chase here, zq is almost always at least a bit faster than jq when processing JSON inputs
Almost always at least a bit faster is not something you’re likely to notice in practice.