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Using JSON in Postgres with Ruby and Sequel

With its fast, built-in support for JSON, it’s worth considering Postgres for storing and querying your JSON data. Instead of using a specialised document server, Postgres may be the right choice for your application.

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Fake Online REST API for Testing and Prototyping

Public APIs

A collective list of public JSON APIs for use in web development


A specification for building APIs in JSON


web feed parser and normalizer (XML w/ Atom or RSS, JSON Feed, HTML w/ Microformats e.g. h-entry/h-feed, Feed.TXT w/ YAML & Markdown, etc.)

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Appending "?__a=1" to any Instagram URL returns JSON, e.g. - same with ".json" on Reddit:


Converts HTML form into JavaScript object


CLI HTTP client; user-friendly cURL replacement featuring intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc.


An iOS framework for creating JSON-based models. Written in Swift.


Fetches and converts data between Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter native APIs, ActivityStreams, microformats2 HTML and JSON, Atom, and more.


JSON Web Token implementation in Ruby

Swift tutorial: Networking, JSON, Table Views, and MVVM


jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.


jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor. Curl some JSON from an API and then pipe to jq to query it


Pizzazz is a simple pure Ruby implementation of code coloring, but just for JSON


APIfy converts data in existing HTML sites and wikipedia pages to JSON APIs.

How to use jQuery with a JSON Flickr feed to display photos


RABL (Ruby API Builder Language) is a Rails and Padrino Ruby templating system for generating JSON and XML

Building a simple IP geolocation service

JSON format geocoding service using MaxMind data. Source available on GitHub

nginx JSON hacks

Useful tips beyond JSON as well. Proxying, header hacks, hiding API keys, JSONP and more.