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Instant GSON

By : Sandeep Patel
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Instant GSON

By: Sandeep Patel

Overview of this book

GSON is a specialized Java-based library for handling JSON data, developed by Google. GSON demonstrates an efficient use of CPU time, memory efficiency, the library, and developer productivity. This book will help you implement GSON in your Java project. Instant GSON is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with all the implementation features of the GSON API through coded examples, which will help you take advantage of the real power that is behind the GSON API, and give you a good grounding to use it in your projects. Instant GSON starts with an introduction to the JSON data format and GSON library. It will take you through the configuration steps required to set up a GSON-based Java project. You will learn about the top features of the GSON library, which includes handling generic type and nested class objects in Java, implementing versioning support, exclusion strategies, and pretty printing. At the end of the book you will find some useful references to articles, blogs, and active communities.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Configuring GSON in Eclipse


In this section, you will learn about configuring the GSON library in Eclipse IDE for a simple Java project and a Maven type project.

Getting the GSON library

The GSON library project is an open source project and is hosted by Google. This project is free for download and its use is based on Apache License 2.0. The current release of this library is 2.2.2.

The base URL of this library is http://code.google.com/p/google-gson. Navigate to the download section of this page and download the zipped version (google-gson-2.2.2-release.zip). To verify the correct download of this ZIP file, you can compare the checksum that is provided at the base site of GSON.

You can see the following five files when you unzip the downloaded file. Two of them are text files and the other three are JAR files:

File

Type

Details

License

Text

This text file has all the description about Apache License 2.0 and its use

ReadMe

Text

This text file contains the information and purpose of...