A basic overview can be found on the json.org website which also contains links to implementations of the standard in many different programming languages.
|JSON.parse||Parse a JSON string|
|JSON string to be parsed.|
|Prescribes a transformation for the input JSON string.|
|JSON.stringify||Serialize a serializable value|
|Value to be serialized according to the JSON specification.|
|Selectively includes certain properties of the |
|If a |
The JSON utility methods were first standardized in ECMAScript 5.1 §15.12.
The format was formally defined in The application/json Media Type for JSON (RFC 4627 July 2006) which was later updated in The JSON Data Interchange Format (RFC 7158 March 2013, ECMA-404 October 2013 and RFC 7159 March 2014).
To make these methods available in old browsers such as Internet Explorer 8, use Douglas Crockford's json2.js.