Toni Schneider, who runs the Yahoo Developer Network, just announced the addition of JSON support for various Yahoo APIs and a new Javascript Developer Center. This is designed for people who “eat, sleep and breathe JavaScript” :-0.

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. According to the Wikipedia entry, JSON’s simplicity has “resulted in its widespread use, especially as an alternative to XML in Ajax”.

I had the pleasure of speaking to Toni recently and I know the Yahoo folks have lots of plans around APIs. As Yahooligan Matt McAlister recently wrote in reference to a Scott Gatz speech: “Kevin Burton asked about public APIs. Scott pointed him to where the current APIs are posted and some community efforts to help facilitate more activity. He said, Yahoo! is still testing some concepts, and the company knows that this is incredibly important. And Scott said we can expect to see a lot more in that area. “