The Changelog – Episode #26

JSON and JavaScript

with Douglas Crockford

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While at TXJS — Adam and Wynn caught up with Douglas Crockford, author of both JavaScript: The Good Parts and the JSON spec, and a global namespace unto himself.

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  • JSON - (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format, easy for humans to read and write.
  • The JSON Saga - how JSON came about
  • JSON.parse, JSON.stringify - Parse and and generate JSON in a standard way
  • YAML - YAML Ain’t Markup Language
  • Douglas says we should scrap HTML5 and start over and address XSS instead
  • ECMAScript 5 - Version 5 of the international JavaScript standard
  • JSONP - Current hack to do XSS with JSON
  • The JSON logo
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