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JSON: Syntax, Arrays, and Nested JSON Data

with expert James Curtis

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Release date 1/7/2013
Level Intermediate
Runtime 0h 59m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams Included

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Course description

If you are in or looking to get into web development, then chances are pretty good that you will need to deal with data at some point. JSON has come along as a more lightweight structure to hold data that is easy for machines to parse and generate for web application data. This course will cover the Basics of using the JSON starting with JSON structure and then go over the basics of JSON by creating basic JSON Data and then create nested JSON Data. Then we’ll cover setting up an ASP.NET with MVC 4 web application using Visual Studio. In it, we'll make AJAX calls to push and pull the data with JSON syntax.


This course assumes that users have an understanding of developing applications using C#, C++, Java, and JavaScript in a Visual Studio development environment.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certifications and exams:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
MCSD: Web Applications
70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
JavaScript Frameworks

Meet the expert

James Curtis is a .NET Developer that primarily works in the UX space. He has worked on and for several large projects alongside Microsoft Consulting. James has spoken at several code camps about UX development for ASP.NET and SharePoint. He is an active participant in the development community tweeting and blogging about several topics in the UX area. James is an active consultant and is also assisting in several Start-ups contributing his UX experience.

Course outline


Introduction (25:01)
  • Introduction (00:20)
  • Introduction to JSON (01:25)
  • JSON Construct (01:08)
  • JSON Object Example (01:30)
  • Demo: JSON Object (02:18)
  • JSON Array Example (00:46)
  • Demo: JSON Array (02:49)
  • JSON Value Example (00:43)
  • Demo: JSON Values (06:56)
  • JSON String Construct (01:12)
  • Demo: JSON String Construct (03:01)
  • JSON Number Construct (00:46)
  • Demo: JSON Number Construct (01:51)
  • Summary (00:10)
Coding (18:55)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Getting Started (00:48)
  • Coding Languages with JSON (00:54)
  • Basics of JSON (01:07)
  • Demo: JSON Global Variables (03:07)
  • Demo: Scripts (03:30)
  • Demo: JSON Nested Data (05:22)
  • Demo: JSON Data (03:28)
  • Summary (00:07)
MVC (15:16)
  • Introduction (00:33)
  • Advanced JSON (00:34)
  • Demo: Creating the MVC Project (01:54)
  • Demo: Creating the Model (01:10)
  • Demo: HTML (05:54)
  • Demo: Home Controller (05:00)
  • Summary (00:07)