What is JSON?
JSON is the anti-XML. It does not have a huge wad of cruft like XML schema, XSLT, XPATH, XML namespaces etc. sitting on top of it. It’s just a very lean efficient way to move data around.
What I find interesting about JSON is that it is an example of how the best standards don’t tend to come from committee based development. Really only one person designed this format. The rest of us just started using it because it was simple and good. The chief takeaway from all this:
The best standards are simple and have relatively few people involved in their creation.