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JSONC compress your JSON data up to 80%

https://github.com/tcorral/JSONC

JSONC

Update to version 1.0.0

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Background

One of the problems you can have developing rich internet applications (RIA) using Javascript is the amount of data being transported to
and from the server.
When data comes from server, this data could be GZipped, but this is not possible when the big amount of data comes from
the browser to the server.

JSONC has two differents approaches to reduce the size of the amount of data to be transported:

  • JSONC.compress - Compress JSON objects using a map to reduce the size of the keys in JSON objects.
    • Be careful with this method because it's really impressive if you use it with a JSON with a big amount of data, but it could be awful if you use it to compress JSON objects with small amount of data because it could increase the final size.
    • The rate compression could variate from 7.5% to 32.81% depending of the type and values of data.
  • JSONC.pack - Compress JSON objects using LZW compression algorithm, to make the job JSONC uses the lz-string library from @pieroxy - https://github.com/pieroxy/lz-string/
    • You can use pack to compress any JSON objects even if these objects are not been compressed using JSONC See Usage for more details.

Usage

Compress a JSON object:

// Returns a JSON object but compressed.
var compressedJSON = JSONC.compress( json );

Decompress a JSON object:

// Returns the original JSON object.
var json = JSONC.decompress( compressedJSON );

Compress a normal JSON object as a LZW string:

// Returns the LZW representation as string of the JSON object.
var lzwString = JSONC.pack( json );

Compress a JSON object as a LZW string after compress it using JSONC:

// Returns the LZW representation as string of the JSON object.
var lzwString = JSONC.pack( json, true );

Decompress a normal JSON object from a LZW string:

// Returns the original JSON object.
var json = JSONC.unpack( lzwString );

Decompress a JSON compressed object using JSONC from a LZW string:

// Returns the original JSON object.
var json = JSONC.unpack( lzwString, true );

Examples of compression

Example data.js.

Original - 17331 bytes
Compressed using JSONC - 16025 bytes
Compression rate - 7.5%


Original compressed using lz-string - 3822 bytes
Compressed using JSONC using lz-string - 3689 bytes
Compression rate - 3.4%


Compression rate from original to compressed using JSONC and lz-string - 78.71%

Example data2.js.

Original - 19031 bytes
Compressed using JSONC - 12787 bytes
Compression rate - 32.81%


Original compressed using lz-string - 3900 bytes
Compressed using JSONC using lz-string - 3113 bytes
Compression rate - 20.18%


Compression rate from original to compressed using JSONC and lz-string - 83.64%
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Quick question.... Does it also work on public API where the consumer does not use this library? So keeps the data format the same? Didn't have a look on any details yet, but this question popped up in my mind immediately.

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Cool idea!

over 1 year ago ·
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Does JSONC compress json data in java and decompress it in javascript

over 1 year ago ·