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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 4.9K GitHub stars and 439 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to MessagePack's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses MessagePack?


5 developers on StackShare have stated that they use MessagePack.

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Why developers like MessagePack?

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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.
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.

MessagePack's Followers
5 developers follow MessagePack to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Emrah Urhan
John Alton
Sang Nguyen
Chris Johnson