Who is JSON?
Who is JSON?
I hired 10 software engineers in Pune, India. Pune is the university town where I finished my Masters in statistics. I have happy memories of this town.
The software engineers use these names as if they are people, and talk as if their language was used by Shakespeare.
Listening to them, I imagined the following conversation between two neighbors with high tech kids:
A mother wants to brag about the brilliance of her son to her neighbor.
“No of course not. JSON works with some script.”
“Is he religious?”
“No. I think he is an atheist.”
“Then why does he read the script?”
“He works with some things stored somewhere.”
“Now you are really confusing me. Why are you speaking in riddles?”
“I don’t know. What are we going to do? I’m told that they use humongous databases stored somewhere, no one knows exactly where,
they say in clouds, but don’t you think all that data will become wet?”
“Can you please tell me which clouds? That one or that one? (Pointing to the clouds in the sky)”
“I don’t know which one, but Jason told me that it is true. To read the information about us from the databases in the clouds, they use
the same kind of a markup language. As if it is not enough, they have to use some home presentation because you can’t see it clearly
from the clouds.”
“Do you mean a presentation on my home TV?”
“They have a presentation, and for that presentation, they use my language.”
“Why only yours? Why not also mine?”