Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Fast JSON-processor: Jackson!

Developers, meet mr. Jackson: possibly the world's fastest JSON parser! (and at very least, fastest one written in Java).

You heard it here first folks: a new streaming light-weight, and VERY fast JSON-processor (parser+generator) package written from scratch, in Java, is now officially out in the wild. Check out Jackson Hatchery Page for details.

So what's in it for me? This new release will eventually develop to be a similar high-quality, easy-to-use and widely used building block as Woodstox is. And that will happen fastest when there are fearless Early Adopters who check out new things.

Stay tuned: I will try to cover more ground with my next entry. For now, I just wanted to get the word out.

Oh, and please do send me feedback if you end up using it. While basic fundamental unit test coverage exists, there are bound to be some rough edges.

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