Jerkson is Coda Hale’s small JSON library for Scala. It’s a wrapper around Jackson, a fast Java JSON library with a nice API. Jerkson has been around for a little over a year, and we use it everywhere at Simple.
A recent commit added a little annotation,
JsonSnakeCase, to Jerkson. Add this annotation to your class and you can define a field name as Javaland-standard
camelCase, yet still serialize and deserialize that field name with
Start with the usual case class and add the annotation —
and use idiomatic Scala method names —
all the while, still generating standard-ish JSON keys —
The implementation is quite simple and it just works. Even better, the same functionality is now available in Coda’s rapidly-developing Dropwizard library, for Java and Scala.