Dive Deep into JavaScript JSON Mastery

JavaScript JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)

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In the world of web and mobile app development, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) has become an indispensable format for data interchange. Whether you’re fetching data from an API or configuring application settings, understanding JSON is crucial.

I’ve put together a collection of exercises tailored for those eager to strengthen their JSON handling skills in JavaScript:

– Learn the basics of JSON parsing and stringification.

– Navigate through complex data structures, handle common parsing errors, and apply best practices.

– Understand the subtleties of working with arrays and objects within JSON data.

– Discover the limitations of JSON and learn to work around them effectively.

Why focus on JSON?

– It’s universally used in APIs and web services, making it a vital skill for backend and frontend developers alike.

– Solid JSON skills will streamline your data processing and improve the efficiency of your applications.

– Mastering JSON handling can lead to better state management and configuration strategies in your projects.

Let’s tackle these exercises and expand our JavaScript horizons together. Share your solutions, thoughts, or any JSON-related tips you’ve found useful in your development journey!

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Exercise 1: Parsing JSON

Problem: Given a JSON string {“name”:”John”, “age”:30, “city”:”New York”}, parse this JSON into a JavaScript object and print the name property.

Explanation: Demonstrates how to convert a JSON string into a JavaScript object using JSON.parse().


let jsonString = ‘{“name”:”John”, “age”:30, “city”:”New York”}’;

let user = JSON.parse(jsonString);

console.log(user.name); // Outputs: John

Exercise 2: Stringifying JavaScript Objects

Problem: Convert the JavaScript object {name: “Jane”, age: 25, city: “Chicago”} into a JSON string and print it.

Explanation: Shows how to convert a JavaScript object into a JSON string using JSON.stringify().


let userObj = {name: “Jane”, age: 25, city: “Chicago”};

let jsonString = JSON.stringify(userObj);

console.log(jsonString); // Outputs: {“name”:”Jane”,”age”:25,”city”:”Chicago”}

Exercise 3: Nested JSON Objects

Problem: Given a nested JSON string {“name”:”Mike”, “age”:35, “address”:{“street”:”5th Avenue”, “city”:”New York”}}, parse this and print the city from the address.

Explanation: Explores accessing properties of nested objects in a JSON string after parsing it into a JavaScript object.


let nestedJsonString = ‘{“name”:”Mike”, “age”:35, “address”:{“street”:”5th Avenue”, “city”:”New York”}}’;

let user = JSON.parse(nestedJsonString);

console.log(user.address.city); // Outputs: New York

Exercise 4: Arrays in JSON

Problem: Parse the JSON string {“name”:”Anna”, “hobbies”:[“reading”, “gardening”, “painting”]} and print the second hobby.

Explanation: Demonstrates accessing elements of an array within a parsed JSON object.


let jsonString = ‘{“name”:”Anna”, “hobbies”:[“reading”, “gardening”, “painting”]}’;

let user = JSON.parse(jsonString);

console.log(user.hobbies[1]); // Outputs: gardening

Exercise 5: Handling Syntax Errors

Problem: Safely parse the JSON string “{name:’Emma’, age:28, city:’Boston’}” using try-catch to handle potential syntax errors.

Explanation: Teaches error handling during JSON parsing, as this example contains common JSON syntax errors.


let incorrectJsonString = “{name:’Emma’, age:28, city:’Boston’}”; // Incorrect JSON format

try {

 let user = JSON.parse(incorrectJsonString);


} catch (error) {

 console.error(“Parsing error:”, error.message); // Expected since JSON is malformed


Exercise 6: Complex JSON Parsing

Problem: Given the JSON string representing an array of objects, ‘[{“name”:”Sam”, “age”:22}, {“name”:”Joan”, “age”:34}, {“name”:”Chris”, “age”:40}]’, parse this JSON and print the name of each person.

Explanation: Explores parsing JSON strings representing arrays and accessing their elements.


let jsonArrayString = ‘[{“name”:”Sam”, “age”:22}, {“name”:”Joan”, “age”:34}, {“name”:”Chris”, “age”:40}]’;

let users = JSON.parse(jsonArrayString);

users.forEach(user => console.log(user.name)); // Outputs: Sam, Joan, Chris

Exercise 7: Updating JSON Data

Problem: Convert the object {name: “Linda”, age: 28, city: “Denver”} into JSON, update the age to 29, and print the updated JSON string.

Explanation: Demonstrates modifying an object converted from JSON before converting it back into a JSON string.


let userObj = {name: “Linda”, age: 28, city: “Denver”};

userObj.age = 29; // Update the age

let updatedJsonString = JSON.stringify(userObj);

console.log(updatedJsonString); // Outputs updated JSON string with “age”:29

Exercise 8: JSON in Arrays

Problem: Given an array of JSON strings [ ‘{“name”:”Adam”, “age”:47}’, ‘{“name”:”Beatrice”, “age”:52}’ ], parse these strings into objects and create an array of names.

Explanation: Shows how to process arrays containing JSON strings, parsing each into an object.


let jsonStringArray = [‘{“name”:”Adam”, “age”:47}’, ‘{“name”:”Beatrice”, “age”:52}’];

let names = jsonStringArray.map(jsonStr => JSON.parse(jsonStr).name);

console.log(names); // Outputs: [“Adam”, “Beatrice”]

Exercise 9: Filtering Data from JSON Array

Problem: Filter out users under the age of 30 from the parsed JSON array of user objects and print the remaining users.

Explanation: Demonstrates filtering data in an array of objects parsed from a JSON string.


let usersJson = ‘[{“name”:”Gary”, “age”:20}, {“name”:”Zara”, “age”:31}, {“name”:”Joey”, “age”:45}]’;

let users = JSON.parse(usersJson);

let filteredUsers = users.filter(user => user.age >= 30);

console.log(JSON.stringify(filteredUsers)); // Outputs users Zara and Joey

Exercise 10: JSON with Functions

Problem: Create a JSON string from an object that includes a function. Note: Functions are not allowed in standard JSON format. Handle this by excluding the function when converting to JSON.

Explanation: Illustrates limitations of JSON and how to handle non-serializable data when stringifying JavaScript objects.


let userObjWithFunction = {

 name: “Helen”,

 age: 36,

 greet: function() { console.log(“Hello!”); }


// Exclude the function for JSON stringification

let jsonReadyObj = {

 name: userObjWithFunction.name,

 age: userObjWithFunction.age


let jsonString = JSON.stringify(jsonReadyObj);

console.log(jsonString); // Outputs: {“name”:”Helen”,”age”:36}