The JSON format is a lightweight, text-based data file interchange format used to store, transport and transmit structured data over the web. Its lightweight and intuitive design ensure that JSON files are easily human-readable and executable.
JSON is one of the most popular data representation formatting choices for exchanging information between public and private web clients, servers and applications.
This is because of its simplicity and ease of use compared to other alternative data file interchange formats such as XML. As API integration becomes an increasing priority for developers, the need for simple web data exchange is becoming more and more prevalent.