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MessagePack Alternatives

MessagePack is described as 'efficient binary serialization specification that lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON but quicker and with a lower overhead' and is an app. There are six alternatives to MessagePack for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is TOML, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MessagePack are YAML, Apache Thrift, Protocol Buffers and Avro.

This page was last updated Mar 23, 2020
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    TOML

    • FreeOpen Source
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    TOML aims to be a minimal configuration file format that's easy to read due to obvious semantics. TOML is designed to map unambiguously to a hash table. TOML should be easy to parse into data structures in a wide variety of languages.

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    YAML

    • FreeOpen Source
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    YAML 1.2

    YAML: YAML Ain't Markup Language

    What It Is: YAML is a human friendly data serialization standard for all programming languages.

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  3. Apache Thrift

    • FreeOpen Source
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    The Apache Thrift software framework, for scalable cross-language services development, combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haskell, C#, Cocoa...

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  4. Protocol Buffers

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
    • BSD

    Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.

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    Avro

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Apache Avro™ is a data serialization system. Avro provides: A compact, fast, binary data format. A container file, to store persistent data. Remote procedure call (RPC).

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    Eno

    • FreeOpen Source
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    The eno notation language is a plain-text data format designed for file-based content.

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