JSON manipulation in Java

i have a Java class:

public class Task 
	private String _name, _description, _type;
	 public String getName() { return _name; }
     public void setName(String name) { _name = name; }
     public String getDescription() { return _description; }
     public void setDescription(String description) {  _description = description; }
     public String getType() { return _type; }
     public void setType(String type) { _type = type; }

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i want to convert a list of these objects into this:

                     { "sTitle": "Number" },
                           { "sTitle": "Description" },
                           { "sTitle": "Task Type" },
                'aaData':[['Task1','This is task 1','Type1'],
                           ['Task2','This is task 2','Type2'],
                           ['Task3','This is task 3','Type3'],

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so the headers is the first array, which is static.  what follows is a list of lists representing the data (without the header/property name).

is there an API or library that can do that?  i have tried Jackson, but when it outputs the string, it comes out as key values:

[{"name":"Task1","type":"Type1","description":"'This is task 1'"},{"name":"Task2","type":"Type2","description":"'This is task 2"}]

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You can use a JSON library like JSON-lib (http://json-lib.sourceforge.net/) to do this pretty easily yourself.

Something like this (doing this off the cuff so probably not exactly right):

JSONObject json = new JSONObject();

       JSONObject columns= new JSONObject();
        columns.put( "sfTitle", "Name");
        columns.put( "sfTitle", "Description");
        json.put( "aoColumns", columns);

        // Accumulate values
        for (row : rows) {
           JSONObject jrow = new JSONObject() ;
           jrow.accumulate("row", row.getName());
           json.put("aoData",jrow) ;

System.out.println(json) ;

I think that's about right - you should be able to tweak to exactly what you want.

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