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Android Build a Blog Reader Android App Getting Data from the Web Parsing Data Returned in JSON Format

Stephen Amaza
Stephen Amaza
1,549 Points

What does this line mean?

What does this line of code mean?

JSONObject book = jsonBooks.getJSONObject(i);

This is from a challenge

1 Answer

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,532 Points

With jsonBooks defined as:

JSONArray jsonBooks = jsonData.getJSONArray("books");

You could translate it as, "From the JSON array "books", give me the element at index i which is a JSON object."

    "name":"Treehouse Book Series",
    //From this array
         //At i = 0
            "title":"HTML5 Foundations",
            "author":"Matt West",
        //At i = 1
            "title":"CSS3 Foundations",
            "author":"Ian Lunn",

Note that the comments I added will cause problems in an actual JSON file.

Stephen Amaza
Stephen Amaza
1,549 Points

Awesome! Thank you. If only tech books could be this straightforward