Using JSON bindings with iBeans

December 15 2009


JSON, short for JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight data interchange format. It is a text-based, human-readable format for representing simple data structures and associative arrays (called objects).

Many REST services use JSON as the preferred data format (including Tcat Server’s REST API). JSON provides a much simpler model for data representation and is widely used in AJAX programing.

iBeans support binding JSON data to objects and marshaling Java objects to JSON using the excellent Jackson Framework.