Provides a streaming API to parse and generate JSON.

The streaming API consists of the interfaces JsonParser and JsonGenerator. The interface JsonParser contains methods to parse JSON in a streaming way. The interface JsonGenerator contains methods to write JSON to an output source in a streaming way.

JsonParser provides forward, read-only access to JSON data using the pull parsing programming model. In this model the application code controls the thread and calls methods in the parser interface to move the parser forward or to obtain JSON data from the current state of the parser.

JsonGenerator provides methods to write JSON to an output source. The generator writes name/value pairs in JSON objects and values in JSON arrays.

The streaming API is a low-level API designed to process large amounts of JSON data efficiently. Other JSON frameworks (such as JSON binding) can be implemented using this API.

JSON Processing 1.0