JSR-353, the Java API for JSON Processing (JSON-P), has reached final approval ballot this month. JSON-P (similar to JAXP) consists of a Streaming API (similar to StAX) and an Object Model API (similar to DOM). The reference implementation is jsonp, currently in beta, and open sourced under CDDL v1.1 and GPL v2. JSON-P will be part of upcoming Java EE 7, and will be used by JAX-RS for its default JSON implementation. Please note that this API does not include JSON data binding (similar to JAXB), and is unrelated to the more popular JSONP or "JSON with padding".