Tag Archive for 'parser'

iPhone JSON parser (updated)

If you think XML is too complex and has too much overhead for your needs, or simply your backend does not support it, then you should check out a JSON parser.

Here is a good tutorial with parsing some Flickr JSON messages:
http://iphonedevelopertips.com/networking/iphone-json-flickr-tutorial-part-1.html

The JSON parser used in the tutorial, can be obtained freely from here:
https://github.com/stig/json-framework

Update
A faster JSON parser is also available with same functionality: YAJL
(Be sure to download the YAJLiOS framework when clicking the Download on GitHub site)

iPhone XML parsing

XML is a widely used format, even in the mobile world, where t became the standard for communicating between device and web server or web service.

There are plenty of parsers out there, here is a good comparison about them:
http://www.raywenderlich.com/553/how-to-chose-the-best-xml-parser-for-your-iphone-project

I have tested out TBXML, which has very good results in reading and parsing, however XML writing and creation is not supported.