Python Language Data Serialization Serialization using JSON


Example

JSON is a cross language, widely used method to serialize data

Supported data types : int, float, boolean, string, list and dict. See -> JSON Wiki for more

Here is an example demonstrating the basic usage of JSON :-

import json

families = (['John'], ['Mark', 'David', {'name': 'Avraham'}])

# Dumping it into string
json_families = json.dumps(families)
# [["John"], ["Mark", "David", {"name": "Avraham"}]]

# Dumping it to file
with open('families.json', 'w') as json_file:
    json.dump(families, json_file)

# Loading it from string
json_families = json.loads(json_families)

# Loading it from file
with open('families.json', 'r') as json_file:
    json_families = json.load(json_file)

See JSON-Module for detailed information about JSON.