After digging around on le internet, trying out various libraries (Jackson, GSON, json-lib, json-simple), tutorials, and stackoverflow, along with coderanch, I'm at a loss as to how this can be done, and why it's so difficult (to me at least).
What am I trying to do?
I'm attempting to parse a string
formatted as JSON. Nothing crazy complex, jsut this:
Now my thinking would be to take that string, parse it through a JSON library that you'd add to your project, and loop through the returned object (or array, either or) and display its' contents. Seemed simple. But I can't get any of the code or tutorials i've found to work at all. Unknown types, constructors that dont' take arguments even though every tutorial says they do, deprecated methods, and classes that in sample code are supposed to exist with libraries but don't.
So I'm asking....how the heck do you do something that in other languages is basically throw a string into a method and handle the results? It can't be as hard as I'm experiencing....right?