JSON makes dealing with data in your app exceptionally easy and manageable. The best part about
JSON is you can look at it and understand it. It’s not like the confusing spaghetti DOM that you get with XML, it’s a lean minimal representation of your data. If you’re dealing with chunks of data in your app, you want to be using
So while your app will happily eat up all the
JSON you can throw at it, you still need to make it in the first place – and/or have a server side app that is capable of reading it. If, like me, you use PHP to handle things on a server then things are pretty straightforward. You can use PHP’s
json_decode functions. Encode will take your arrays, or objects, and create a
JSON string of your data. While decode will take a
JSON string, sent from your app, and turn it into an array or object.