JSON, It’s Time To Move On

JSON Hero is a new and improved way to handle large JSON files
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Javascript Object Notation (JSON) as a data transfer format has been widely used by the developer community and still remains a mainstay to store data on the server side. This archaic format is all set to get fresh coat of paint with the launch of JSON Hero, a new and improved way to handle data stored in the JSON format. 

The JSON Hero builds upon the strengths of JSON and supplements its weaknesses. It has a fresh new UI to handle the JSON files while adding on features that developers really need, like keyboard shortcuts and auto-generation of JSON schema for any uploaded JSON file. The JSON schema allows developers to validate the data contained in the file, making this feature a must-have when working with large amounts of data.

It also allows developers to have a strong visual representation of the JSON data without having to render it in the application. The preview feature of JSON Hero allows web developers to see the elements they include in the data. 

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Navigating a JSON document is hard, as developers need to trawl through thousands of lines of code every time they wish to make a change. JSON Hero offers three different ways to view a JSON file: column view, tree view, and the default raw JSON view. This allows developers to keep track of even the biggest JSON files.

JSON Hero also has a feature-packed search functionality, complete with fuzzy matching. Additionally, it also has the ability to track down related values for a selected field, allowing developers to keep a closer eye on the dependencies in the document. 

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Developers’ love for JSON is eternal

JSON has long been one of the cornerstones of building applications on the Internet, ever since its launch in 2002. It first gained prominence due to its inter-compatibility with JavaScript and easy-to-read syntax compared to XML. Then, it quickly grew to become the de-facto method of transferring data on the web. 

JSON also boasts a lot of useful features, such as a simplified object tree and a human-readable code structure. Moreover, even PHP has a built-in function for handling large amounts of JSON data. However, even for all its benefits, JSON has its own share of drawbacks. Primary among them is the fact that working with raw JSON files is not only time-consuming but can get tiring very quickly due to the static way in which the code is presented. Developers also have to deploy the JSON code in the app to see how it looks, as JSON does not have the capability to preview the items contained in the code.

However, one issue to note is that the app functions in the browser, which might present potential security issues when it comes to handling sensitive data. Since the app functions on the server side, it is possible for the developers to do anything with the sensitive JSON files uploaded on the platform. After the platform’s recent success, the development team has stated that they are working on a purely-client side application for those handling sensitive information. These features, along with a quickly growing developer community, make JSON Hero a must-have if you are a developer who deals with large JSON files routinely. 

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