Good to remember:

> Let’s face it. You are not Google scale and you never will be. Stop cargo-culting technology just because “Google uses it” and therefore “it’s an industry best-practice.”

@codesections Sincere question: what reasonable alternatives are available? As in having the features of protobufs (binary serialization, schema, some backward/forward compatibility, maps/unions, ...) with none of the downsides?

@michal @codesections I have an old and long-lived thread at… based on an even older thread on a server that no longer runs, just listing all these binary formats. It's mainly about self-describing formats, but many schema-based formats were discovered along the way.
@codesections @michal I would *love* for someone to compare and contrast Protobuf, FlatBuffers, schema-mode MsgPack, gob, Colfer, BARE, Cap'n'Proto, SBE, Thrift, Avro ...
Sign in to participate in the conversation

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.