Tag Archives: JSON

JSON validator and viewer as Android App

JSON schema validator

JSON on Android? Yes, there are a few apps available on the Google Play store, but as far as I can see there is not a single app available that also supports JSON schema validation. So how about putting the JSON validator available in JSONBuddy in an Android App? At the moment you can do the following things: Open and… Read more »

Text of JSON schema specification available in JSONBuddy

JSON schema help text

Do you know all of the JSON schema specification by heart? I guess nobody knows it and there should also be no reason to know it if you are using the right JSON editor. JSONBuddy now displays the text of the JSON schema specification for every keyword if you hover the mouse over it: The JSON schema specification is well… Read more »

How to convert Excel or Word to JSON

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XML ValidatorBuddy allows to easily convert XML to JSON (you can learn more about this functionality here: XML to JSON conversions). Modern documents saved from Word or Excel are created as archives containing XML documents with the actual content. This means you can extract all of the documents from the archive and open them using XML ValidatorBuddy. As a first… Read more »

JSON Schema editing – An introduction

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auto completion for json schema

You might have noticed that JSON has become a quite popular text format over the last years. Especially for everyone who is working in a Java environment. But how do you check your JSON instance documents in a convenient and standardized way like you can do for any XML file? For this purpose JSON Schema was introduced. In order to… Read more »

Support tales: Enable the “Configure batch task” command

One issue I have is the ‘Configure and run batch task’ is greyed out. Do I need to do anything to enable it? I have a batch XML settings file from my old laptop I want to load and test, but the option is greyed out. Sometimes people ask me how to enable the “Configure and run batch task” command… Read more »

Convert JSON to XML from the command line

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You can use the command-line tool included in the XML ValidatorBuddy package to convert JSON to XML. This allows you to quickly convert any number of JSON files and also to create a scheduled task which runs as a batch process (on your server). As usual the command-line tool needs a configuration XML to run the conversion. You can specify… Read more »

Coming next: JSON Schema documentation

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POI JSON schema tree diagram

To extend the support for the JSON standard, JSONBuddy will get a brand new view to parse and display any JSON schema as a good looking and clearly arranged tree diagram. The screen-shot below shows the POI (point of interest) JSON schema as it is partly displayed in the new view: The first version allows to fully expand and collapse tree… Read more »

JSON well-formed checking

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check json well-formed

Whenever you create some JSON output and want to make sure that the generated data is really parsable you can take the XML ValidatorBuddy editor to quickly check one or many JSON files with just a few clicks. Select the JSON documents you want to check in the built-in File Explorer window of XML ValidatorBuddy and use the “Check if JSON well-formed”… Read more »

XML – JSON converter

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XML to JSON options dialog

Starting with release 4.0 of XML ValidatorBuddy the editor also offers an XML to JSON converter. You can do conversions from XML to JSON and also from JSON to XML with a single click. To convert multiple XML files use the built-in File Explorer window and select the documents you want to convert. Afterwards start the conversion with the “Convert XML to JSON” command… Read more »