Zend_Json provides convenience methods for serializing native
PHP to JSON and decoding JSON to
native PHP. For more information on JSON, visit the JSON project site.
Zend_Json provides a useful way to convert any
arbitrary XML formatted string into a JSON formatted
string. This built-in feature will enable PHP developers to transform the
enterprise data encoded in XML format into JSON format
before sending it to browser-based Ajax client applications. It provides an easy way to do
dynamic data conversion on the server-side code thereby avoiding unnecessary
XML parsing in the browser-side applications. It offers a nice utility
function that results in easier application-specific data processing techniques.