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

And let's not forget Avro:


which is used in Hadoop.

Hope this helps,

At 12/30/2012 06:54 PM, David Lee wrote:
>Interesting YABFF ...
>This seems a lot like BSON which MongoDB uses for its messaging
>David A. Lee
>-----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.
>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.
>Simon St.Laurent

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