Bidirectional

Bidirectional Relationship Support in JSON

Ever tried to create a JSON data structure that includes entities that have a bidirectional relationship (i.e., circular reference)? If you have, you’ve likely seen a JavaScript error along the lines of “Uncaught TypeError: Converting circular structure to JSON”. Or if you’re a Java developer who uses Jackson library, you may have encountered “Could not write JSON: Infinite recursion (StackOverflowError) with root cause java.lang.StackOverflowError”. This article provides a robust working approach to creating JSON structures that include a bidirectional relationship without resulting in these errors.