Package com.fasterxml.jackson.core

Main public API classes of the core streaming JSON processor: most importantly JsonFactory used for constructing JSON parser (JsonParser) and generator (JsonGenerator) instances.

Public API of the higher-level mapping interfaces ("Mapping API") is found from the "jackson-databind" bundle, except for following base interfaces that are defined here:

  • TreeNode is included within Streaming API to support integration of the Tree Model (which is based on JsonNode) with the basic parsers and generators (iff using mapping-supporting factory: which is part of Mapping API, not core)
  • ObjectCodec is included so that reference to the object capable of serializing/deserializing Objects to/from JSON (usually, com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper) can be exposed, without adding direct dependency to implementation.