JSON is a human-readable text format that facilitates data interchange between different programming languages.
Here are some quick points about JSON:
Here's a basic example of a JSON document:
This is about as complex as most JSON documents will get (although most will contain a lot more data).
A JSON document contains text, curly braces, square brackets, colons, commas, double quotes, and maybe a few other characters.
But probably the most prominent thing about JSON, is that its data consists of name/value pairs. These name/value pairs reflect the structure of the data. Even if you don't know JSON, you should be able to get a basic idea of the data structure just by looking at the way data is stored in the above JSON file.