Gson Basics

Automatically Map Any Data Structure with Gson

Every modern Java or Android application will need to do some Java-JSON parsing in their application life cycle. Gson is the most commonly used library to do Java-JSON serialization and deserialization automatically.

Data parsing and mapping are complex processes. Gson makes things quite simple, but there are a lot of details that can trip your development up. If it’s crazy data structures, weird variable names or complex dynamic data, you can lose a lot of time on something that should be done in minutes.

Gson solves most problems in just a few lines. You just need to know the solutions!



Take Off & Basic Mapping

Customizing Gson

  • This second part will give you some pointers on how you can customize and adapt Gson to your usage.
  • 05

    Configure your Java models in a way that you can resolve any conflict in API and local naming schemes! Learn how you can adjust the naming during serialization and deserialization.

  • 06

    Limit the (de)serialized objects to specific objects with this tutorial. You'll learn about the @Expose annotation and alternative options.

  • 07

    You'll conclude this learning path with the tutorial on how you can customize your Gson instance. Explore the other dozens of our Gson tutorials on your own afterwards.

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What Setup Do I Need?

The tools, frameworks & basics you need

  • Java or Android
  • Your favorite IDE (Android Studio or IntelliJ IDEA recommended)
  • Basic knowledge of Java



Who is this learning path for?

This learning path is for you, if you're a Java or Android developer, who wants to get to know Gson. If you've used Java before, you're ready to go 🤘

Does this learning path expire?

No expiration date. No plans to retire it. At some point, we might update or extend it though!

Is there a cost attached to this learning path?

No, all tutorials in this learning path are currently available for free.