I know some of you out there are probably tired of jQuery and people raving about it’s goodness, but bare with me! Because jQuery never ceases to amaze me — especially when I haven’t looked at it — or client-side JavaScript code in general — in a good year or so.


I’ve been refactoring some of my old JavaScript libs on a project and I noticed that I had used evil eval() all over the place to parse the JSON from our API. Guess we all know that this is not just a security issue since it allows code execution, but also a performance hit. And here’s how to get around it. :-)

A codesnippet to automatically parse a JSON response from a $.post-request:

Note: The 4th parameter 'json' in $.post(). Magic.


That’s all.