Lexicon

JSON

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EN Ah, JSON. When I used to hear developers talk about a certain Jason who was a genius and easy to use, I thought they were talking about some kind of sex robot. But apparently, JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format. Qué? Well, JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation is a text format that makes it easy for humans to read and write programming language and at the same time it is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language and is completely language independent which makes it an ideal data-interchange language. It's mainly used to add hierarchy to data and wire it through. Us normal humans don't really want to study a language like this, but developers do, believe me! (similar to XML, see XML)


NL Ah JSON. Als ik developers over een zekere Jason hoorde praten als geniaal en gemakkelijk in de omgang, dacht ik dat dat een of andere robot ging of zo. Maar blijkbaar is JSON een luchtig formaat voor data-uitwisseling. Qué? Wel, JSON, ofte JavaScript Object Notation is een tekstformaat dat het mensen gemakkelijker maakt om programmeertaal te lezen en schrijven. Tegelijk is het ook gemakkelijk voor machines om te analyseren en te genereren. JSON is gebaseerd op een subset van de JavaScript programmeertaal. Het is taalonafhankelijk, wat het een ideale taal voor gegevensuitwisseling maakt. JSON wordt meestal gebruikt om een bepaalde hiërarchie toe te voegen aan data. Wij, normale mensen willen zo’n taal eigenlijk liever niet leren, maar developers wel! (XML is gelijkaardig, zie XML)

What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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