AnyJSON 0.1.0

AnyJSON 0.1.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Mattt.

AnyJSON 0.1.0

  • By
  • Mattt Thompson

Encode / Decode JSON By Any Means Possible

What was once the most egregious part of AFNetworking has been spun off into its own library. This is a library about getting things to work, because there are more important things that you have to do than futz around with an interchange format.

AnyJSON implements the NSJSONSerialization API on platforms that do not support it (i.e. iOS < 5 and Mac OS X < 10.7), using the first available of the following 3rd-party libraries:

Why anyone can have such strong opinions about functionality--that, in so many cases, accounts for such an insignificant percentage of overall runtime--is a mystery. But sometimes it's better not to press the issue, and just be as accommodating as you can. AnyJSON keeps the peace.


Supported methods

The following methods are supported by AnyJSON.

+ (id)JSONObjectWithData:(NSData *)data options:(NSJSONReadingOptions)opt error:(NSError **)error + (NSData *)dataWithJSONObject:(id)obj options:(NSJSONWritingOptions)opt error:(NSError **)error

Supported reading options

  • NSJSONReadingMutableContainers is supported by JSONKit only.
  • NSJSONReadingMutableLeaves is not supported. Note that it does not even work with NSJSONSerialization on iOS 5+.
  • NSJSONReadingAllowFragments is not supported but NextiveJSON always allows fragments.

Supported writing options

  • NSJSONWritingPrettyPrinted is supported by JSONKit, yajl_json and SBJSON.

Unsupported methods

The following methods are currently not supported by AnyJSON. They throw an AnyJSONUnimplementedException exception.

  • + (id)JSONObjectWithStream:(NSInputStream *)stream options:(NSJSONReadingOptions)opt error:(NSError **)error
  • + (NSInteger)writeJSONObject:(id)obj toStream:(NSOutputStream *)stream options:(NSJSONWritingOptions)opt error:(NSError **)error
  • + (BOOL)isValidJSONObject:(id)obj


Cédric Luthi

Mattt Thompson


AnyJSON is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.