TOTD #91: Retrieve JSON libraries using Maven dependency: json-lib


So you need to include JSON libraries in your Maven project. The only option that seems to be currently available is using json-lib with the following dependencies:

        <dependency>
            <groupId>net.sf.json-lib</groupId>
            <artifactId>json-lib</artifactId>
            <version>2.3</version>
            <classifier>jdk15</classifier>
        </dependency>

The APIs are based upon the original work done at json.org/java.

If you are using NetBeans for adding the Maven dependency then it nicely shows the different versions for the artifact as shown below:



The usage guide and samples at json-lib have lots of documentation to get you started. Don't forget the package names are changed so "org.json.JSONObject" is "net.sf.json.JSONObject" and similarly other classes.

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Technorati: json maven json-lib netbeans
Comments:

I use http://code.google.com/p/google-gson/ which also has a Maven repo available.

Posted by Mikael Gueck on August 06, 2009 at 08:30 PM PDT #

"The only option that seems to be currently available is using json-lib ..." Gson library is available at gson.googlecode.com/svn/mavenrepo

Posted by Michael Krasnovsky on August 06, 2009 at 08:30 PM PDT #

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Posted by Cheap Tickets on August 10, 2009 at 07:50 PM PDT #

I am common with all these but it all looks completed at this time of the day, but thanks for the great info..

Posted by Payday Loans on August 13, 2009 at 08:31 AM PDT #

In addition to json-lib and google-gson, Jackson (http://wiki.fasterxml.com/JacksonHome) is a Java JSON library with Maven artifact (group 'org.codehaus.jackson', ids 'jackson-core-asl' and 'jackson-mapper-asl').

And since there are a dozen other java libs, it's possible others might have Maven artifacts too. So not quite sure where "only json-lib is available" idea came from, but it's not quite true.

Posted by Cowtowncoder on September 23, 2009 at 01:53 PM PDT #

That's what was Googlable in the first few links, and that's where it came from :)

Posted by Arun Gupta on September 23, 2009 at 02:01 PM PDT #

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