Best approach to pass hash type data in string form from Rails/Ruby to a C# app?

Hi,

I need to pass (via string content of a HTTP request/response body)
name value pairs of data (like a hash) back from a Ruby on Rails
server to a C# client.

Anyone happen to know offhand what would be the best format to do this
in? Probably XML I would guess?

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greghauptmann wrote:

Hi,

I need to pass (via string content of a HTTP request/response body)
name value pairs of data (like a hash) back from a Ruby on Rails
server to a C# client.

Anyone happen to know offhand what would be the best format to do this
in? Probably XML I would guess?

No, XML is a bit too heavy. I’d usually advise JSON or Yaml.

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Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
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JSON might be better suited for key=>value pairs… depends on your app
i
suppose. Also dont know about json support in C#, but it’s pretty much a
web
standard as far as i know…

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do you know offhand then whether C# has a library to parse JSON or
Yaml to C# variables?

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No, XML is a bit too heavy. I’d usually advise JSON or Yaml.

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Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koserhttp://www.marnen.org
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json rocks

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http://www.json.org/
list at the bottom for languages

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Marnen Laibow-Koserhttp://www.marnen.org

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greghauptmann wrote:

do you know offhand then whether C# has a library to parse JSON or
Yaml to C# variables?

No, but the JSON and (I think) Yaml websites list a number of libraries
for various languages. There’s almost certainly a JSON library at the
very least.

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No, XML is a bit too heavy. �I’d usually advise JSON or Yaml.

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Best,

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On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 3:12 PM, greghauptmann
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I would recommend JSON and you can find out what’s available at
json.org.

Good luck,

-Conrad

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