What is JSON and its advantage

What is JSON?

    JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application. JSON is structured data, and we can parsed by many programming language like java, c#, php etc.

Advantage of JSON

    JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format
    JSON is "self-describing" and easy to understand
    JSON is language independent
    JSON is an open standard data-interchange format.
    JSON is easy to read and write.

JSON Syntax

    "name": "candidjava",
    "company": "ebullitent"