JSON Server is an easy and quick-to-set-up module that you can use to fake or mock an API. You can find the basics in the documentation, and many articles regurgitate the same info. In this post, though, I intend to cover a few of the more complex things you can do with JSON Server.
In a recent project, I wanted to use Google Sheets as a content management system: the source for a print layout and a website. I wanted the content to reside in a single, easily editable location. In order to achieve that outcome, InDesign requires the data in an XML file. But first, I had to […]
I’m currently working on an Ember.js web application that is a basic CRUD app with a twist — we don’t know all of the form fields or model attributes ahead of time, but rely on a JSON document to specify the names and types of attributes for which we need to render form controls. This […]
In the battle of data formats, the two heavyweights are XML and JSON. Of late, JSON seems to be winning, in large part because most languages natively support JSON’s chosen data structures, but there’s one arena where JSON hasn’t made much of a showing: the command line. The command line provides a lot of programs […]
I recently had a need to create a command processor in Qt, using C++ only, on a resource-limited system. I decided to use JSON rather than implement a fully-custom protocol. Rather than pulling a 3rd party library into my Qt application, I ran across a handy overview from the QT Wiki demonstrating how to use QScriptEngine […]