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Information about JSON file format

Full name JavaScript Object Notation
File extension .json
MIME type application/json
Developed by Douglas Crockford
Type of format
Description File extension JSON is associated to JavaScript Object Notation file format, a lightweight, text-based, language-independent data interchange format. JSON defines a small set of formatting rules for the portable representation of structured data. It is used by various applications as alternative option to XML file format.
Technical details The data in a json file are stored in simple text file format and the content is viewable in any simple text editor. It originates as a way to represent objects in JavaScript, but most modern programming languages or applications will have built-in functionality for working with JSON file format.
Associated programs NotePad++, Atom, Visual Studio Code