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Blog Archive for robogeek during January 2008

Is JSON better than XML? is an interesting read. JSON is the new kid for portable data transfer and while JSON derives from Javascript there is JSON parser support in other languages. The posting goes over pro's and con's of using JSON or XML. It appears in this analysis that the big primo advantage of JSON is that browsers have an easier time using it, since XML support on browsers is "spotty...
The latest Javaposse podcast (Java Posse #158 - Newscast for Jan 9th 2008) is out and has some interesting discussion of a question posed by Bruce Eckel (Java: Evolutionary Dead End). Bruce's title is a little misleading because he's not claiming Java is Dead.. but that some things have been done to the Java language to add unnecessary featuritis some of which are evolutionary dead ends. The...