What is difference between XML and JSON ?
XML is a set of rules that encodes data in a human-readable and machine-readable format. XML is a language that exchanges data and gives data security and validation like banking services, e-commerce stores etc.
Posted Date : 01-Sep-2021

In Today’s Scenario, Aas we all know and aware about the JSON and XML. JSON is used to transfer data from one language to another language. Generally in JSON we receive data from a web server and transfer it to a web page and this language is workable with JavaScript. We can say in simple language that JSON is a data-interchange format, which transmitting data in web application. We can use JSON with any programing language.

We have two methods available in JSON object-

  1. When a string object converts into a JSON format that means Serialization.
  2. When JSON format converts into string object is known as Deserialization.

If we are using JSON so the size of the file is smaller due to this it transfers the data faster.

XML is a set of rules that encodes data in a human-readable and machine-readable format. XML is a language that exchanges data and gives data security and validation. We can take the example of banking services, e-commerce stores etc. XML data represented in tags format i.e. start tags and end tags.

XML gives a clear structure to data and create interactive web pages; in stored data inside tags in more accurate we search results.

Through we can exchange data quickly between different platforms.

Conclusion: We can say both json and XML are ways to organize our data in an understandable format to numerous programming languages and API’s. XML is older than JSON, but at present JSON has gained momentum among its users due to javascript boom. Both JSON and XML serve same but it depends upon developer’s needs what they want to choose that suits the specific needs. Last but not least, the way data is store in XML also differs from JSON. While XML store data in a tree structure, contrarily, json stores is like a map, which entails key-value paires.

Written by :
Aman Singhal
Sr. Software Developer
Inventia Technology Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
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