ujson is an ultra fast JSON encoder and decoder written in pure C (as described by the upstream). It can be used as dropin replacement of the most known JSON implementations.
To install you just do:
$ pip install ujson
To test the speed I decided to write two simple test scripts with help from timeit_ module.
$ python json_test.py 5.39651107788 $ python ujson_test.py 1.09844493866
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