Have the Windows Azure Service Management API return JSON
The WinJS.xhr() function accepts a 'resonseType' option, which I can set to 'json'. This should cause the service to return JSON instead of XML, but apparently this is not yet supported by the Windows Azure SMAPI.
Now, I find myself looking for a good xml-to-json converter. I've found several, but none of them seem to be flawless and it seems that I'm forced to write my own (which I really don't want to be doing).
JSON support — for both requests and responses — will be addressed in an upcoming update to our platform.
Oh my ...... this is exactly what I NEED in my life right now :<