JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format.

-> JSON is text-based open standard designed for human-readable data interchange.

->A Web data publishing format that is designed to be both easily human — and machine — readable.

->Simple format for data exchange over the internet (used as an alternative to XML)

->The JSON is used for data interchange between programs, an area in which the ubiquitous XML is not too well-suited.

->it’s largely adopted and supported by the most part of programming languages.

->it’s a language-independent format..

->can be compressed in one line to reduce stream size.

->can represent the most part of standard objects.

->seamlessly integrates with JavaScript which makes JSON the standard for streaming data over AJAX calls.