What is JSON?

JSON is a format for storing and transporting data

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Written by Natasha Lekh
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JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a format for storing and transporting data that is readable by nearly every programming language. You can easily save and export your datasets in this format.

Here's what your resulting JSON will look like after web scraping The Queen's Gambit page on IMDb (check our our Beginner's Guide to Web Scraping to find out how to do this yourself):

[
{
title: "The Queen's Gambit",
original title: "",
runtime: 395,
certificate: "TV-MA",
year: "",
rating: "8.6",
ratingcount: "250392",
description: "Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious
introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of
chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.",
stars: "Anya Taylor-Joy, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp",
director: "",
genre: "Drama, Sport",
country: "USA",
url: "https: //www.imdb.com/title/tt10048342"
}
]
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