The tech thing that annoys me most frequently is when people insist JSON is better than XML. So much breath, so much time, is wasted by those setting technology standards on this non-issue!
XML is no harder to parse than JSON, whether you're writing your own parser or reusing something from your language's standard library. Especially when you add the schema validation & namespacing that standards organizations rely on.
I wouldn't be so annoyed by this if a significant chunk of every meeting wasn't dedicated to the supposed benefits of JSON. Which usually rings hollow for me.
I don't particularly care about whether we use JSON, XML, or whatever. Talk about what aspects of JSON you think reads nicer, sure.
But personally I'd find it just as easy to support both! Don't presume "developers prefer JSON", I don't care. Can we move onto the datamodelling please?
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