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What is MessagePack?

It is an efficient binary serialization format. It lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON. But it's faster and smaller. Small integers are encoded into a single byte, and typical short strings require only one extra byte in addition to the strings themselves.
MessagePack is a tool in the Serialization Frameworks category of a tech stack.
MessagePack is an open source tool with 6.4K GitHub stars and 515 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to MessagePack's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses MessagePack?

3 companies reportedly use MessagePack in their tech stacks, including Alibaba Travels, Net Power & Light, and Keymantics.

18 developers on StackShare have stated that they use MessagePack.

MessagePack Integrations

Pros of MessagePack

MessagePack's Features

  • Binary serialization format
  • Exchange data among multiple languages
  • Faster and smaller

MessagePack Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to MessagePack?
JavaScript Object Notation is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language.
It is a row-oriented remote procedure call and data serialization framework developed within Apache's Hadoop project. It uses JSON for defining data types and protocols, and serializes data in a compact binary format.
Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...
Apache Thrift
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, JavaScript, Node.js, Smalltalk, OCaml and Delphi and other languages.
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