Moshi

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Moshi is a modern JSON library for Android and Java. It makes it easy to parse JSON into Java objects and Java back into JSON.

JSON into Java

String json = ...;

Moshi moshi = new Moshi.Builder().build();
JsonAdapter<BlackjackHand> jsonAdapter = moshi.adapter(BlackjackHand.class);

BlackjackHand blackjackHand = jsonAdapter.fromJson(json);
System.out.println(blackjackHand);

serialize Java objects as JSON

BlackjackHand blackjackHand = new BlackjackHand(
    new Card('6', SPADES),
    Arrays.asList(new Card('4', CLUBS), new Card('A', HEARTS)));

Moshi moshi = new Moshi.Builder().build();
JsonAdapter<BlackjackHand> jsonAdapter = moshi.adapter(BlackjackHand.class);

String json = jsonAdapter.toJson(blackjackHand);
System.out.println(json);

Built in Type Adapters

Moshi has built-in support for reading and writing Java’s core data types:

  • Primitives (int, float, char...) and their boxed counterparts (Integer, Float, Character...).
  • Arrays
  • Collections
  • Lists
  • Sets
  • Maps Strings Enums

It supports your model classes by writing them out field-by-field. In the example above Moshi uses these classes:

class BlackjackHand {
  public final Card hidden_card;
  public final List<Card> visible_cards;
  ...
}

class Card {
  public final char rank;
  public final Suit suit;
  ...
}

enum Suit {
  CLUBS, DIAMONDS, HEARTS, SPADES;
}
to read and write this JSON:

{
  "hidden_card": {
    "rank": "6",
    "suit": "SPADES"
  },
  "visible_cards": [
    {
      "rank": "4",
      "suit": "CLUBS"
    },
    {
      "rank": "A",
      "suit": "HEARTS"
    }
  ]
}