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Re: [xml-dev] Doing unto JSON what...

Hi all,

On Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:54:20 +0000
David Lee <dlee@calldei.com> wrote:

> Interesting YABFF ...
> This seems a lot like BSON which MongoDB uses for its messaging
> http://bsonspec.org/#/specification

How are BSON and MessagePack different from http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/ ?


	Shlomi Fish

> ----------------------------------------
> David A. Lee
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> http://www.xmlsh.org
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:29 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] Doing unto JSON what...
> Years ago I hoped that programmers would move away from XML and toward 
> formats that were a better fit for the kinds of messages they wanted to 
> send between specific kinds of senders.  I pointed to ASN.1 as a binary 
> option (though never one I could make work), and was happy to see JSON 
> emerge as a simpler text-based format for many kinds of messages.
> Today, this one seems to keep coming across my Twitter feed, even from 
> people reporting that they're using it.
> ------------------------------------------------
> MessagePack: It's like JSON. but fast and small.
> MessagePack is an efficient binary serialization format. It lets you 
> exchange data among multiple languages like JSON but it's faster and 
> smaller. For example, small integers (like flags or error code) are 
> encoded into a single byte, and typical short strings only require an 
> extra byte in addition to the strings themselves.
> If you ever wished to use JSON for convenience (storing an image with 
> metadata) but could not for technical reasons (encoding, size, 
> speed...), MessagePack is a perfect replacement.
> http://msgpack.org/
> ------------------------------------------------
> There's support in lots of languages, though I haven't had time to play. 
>   I suspect a few folks here might still be interested.
> Thanks,

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