MessagePack vs Protobuf: What are the differences?
What is MessagePack? A binary serialization format. 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.
What is Protobuf? Google's data interchange format. Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
MessagePack and Protobuf can be categorized as "Serialization Frameworks" tools.
MessagePack and Protobuf are both open source tools. Protobuf with 36.2K GitHub stars and 9.83K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MessagePack with 4.71K GitHub stars and 426 GitHub forks.
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