Do you spend a lot of your time either performing CRUD operations with JSON data?
Is your life an endless stream of calls to an infinite and ever growing set of end-points with unstructured amorphous blobs of key-value pairs that you have to hack into your .NET code using various techniques and workarounds?
If so, tell me if this would help:
In the video I show how a hypothetical JSON literal feature in Visual Basic (inspired by our beloved XML literals) would let you copy & paste JSON from docs and other examples, transform and customize it to your needs, and send it off to a REST service in mere minutes.
Inspect JSON easily with the ! operator
Transform JSON with embedded expressions
Accelerate using REST services by tweaking JSON straight from the docs
VB enthusiasts have asked about this for years, and I’d really like to advance the discussion on this topic from “Wouldn’t it be cool?” to “That would change my life!” and to do that the community needs to hear from developers who are up to their keyboards in JSON all day. That could be:
- JSON accepting/returning web services
- JSON files produced/read by other programs
- JSON data stored or queried from SQL Server or another database system
- Or something else entirely that I haven’t thought of!
If you’re someone who is about that life or even just considering it please sound off below with your thoughts. And if you’re interested in more details check out the proposal on GitHub and leave feedback there as well and as always SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!
P.S. This is my second language feature prototype and I’m trying to take heart feedback from my first. Feel free to give me more feedback on the format itself and how I can improve it to reach more new and existing VB users. Thanks!