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Converting an object to JSON and back again

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is very closely related to JavaScript objects because it's a subset of JavaScript. This task will demonstrate how to use the building blocks of JSON conversion: JSON.parse and JSON.stringify.

Getting ready

We'll need to create two new files called profiles.js and json_and_back.js.

How to do it...

Let's create the object that we'll later be converting to JSON.

module.exports = { ryan : { name: "Ryan Dahl", irc:'ryah', twitter:'ryah', github:'ry', location:'San Francisco, USA', description: "Creator of node.js" }, isaac : { name: "Isaac Schlueter", irc:'isaacs', twitter:'izs', github:'isaacs', location:'San Francisco, USA', description: "Author of npm, core contributor" ...

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