API providers and developers are making their choice quite clear when it comes to choosing between XML and JSON. A nearly unanimous choice seems to be JSON. Several API providers, including Twitter, have either stopped supporting the XML format or are even introducing newer versions of their API with only JSON support. In our ProgrammableWeb API directory, JSON seems to be the winner.
A couple of items are of interest this week in the XML versus JSON debate. We had earlier reported that come early December, Twitter plans to stop support for XML in its Streaming API. So in case you are late into this news, the deadline is Dec 6th. If your app still expects XML, you need to move quickly on that.
What is your take on the JSON versus XML debate? Or does it not matter anymore since JSON is widely accepted and you would rather focus on your application rather than worry about the data format war and relative arguments depending on which side you are?