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Selecting Specific Data with the JSON Selector Generator

Last post of the year, I promise! Something I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post: I found a great tool for finding the correct JSON selector!

The JSON Selector Generator allows you to put in a JSON string, and it parses it such that you can then select which block or item you wish to reference in your code. When your JSON string is small and well-formatted, it’s easy to see what selector to use without a tool like this. However, if an API returns a JSON string that fills your screen, eyeballing it is not likely to get you anywhere quickly.

Processing the long JSON string returned by the call to my Duolingo profile takes only a few seconds with this great tool.

The JSON Selector Generator at work!

The JSON Selector Generator at work!