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7.8 0.0 L1 protobuf VS MessagePackMessagePack implementation for C and C++ / msgpack.org[C/C++]
7.6 8.9 L1 protobuf VS SimpleBinaryEncodingSimple Binary Encoding (SBE) - High Performance Message Codec
7.5 6.3 L3 protobuf VS BondBond is a cross-platform framework for working with schematized data. It supports cross-language de/serialization and powerful generic mechanisms for efficiently manipulating data. Bond is broadly used at Microsoft in high scale services.
4.0 0.0 L2 protobuf VS cppcodecHeader-only C++11 library to encode/decode base64, base64url, base32, base32hex and hex (a.k.a. base16) as specified in RFC 4648, plus Crockford's base32. MIT licensed with consistent, flexible API.
2.5 0.0 L4 protobuf VS LeapSerialThe Leap Motion cross-format, cross-platform declarative serialization library
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Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format
Copyright 2008 Google Inc.
Protocol Buffers (a.k.a., protobuf) are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data. You can find protobuf's documentation on the Google Developers site.
This README file contains protobuf installation instructions. To install protobuf, you need to install the protocol compiler (used to compile .proto files) and the protobuf runtime for your chosen programming language.
Protocol Compiler Installation
The protocol compiler is written in C++. If you are using C++, please follow the [C++ Installation Instructions](src/README.md) to install protoc along with the C++ runtime.
For non-C++ users, the simplest way to install the protocol compiler is to download a pre-built binary from our release page:
In the downloads section of each release, you can find pre-built binaries in zip packages: protoc-$VERSION-$PLATFORM.zip. It contains the protoc binary as well as a set of standard .proto files distributed along with protobuf.
If you are looking for an old version that is not available in the release page, check out the maven repo here:
These pre-built binaries are only provided for released versions. If you want to use the github master version at HEAD, or you need to modify protobuf code, or you are using C++, it's recommended to build your own protoc binary from source.
If you would like to build protoc binary from source, see the [C++ Installation Instructions](src/README.md).
Protobuf Runtime Installation
Protobuf supports several different programming languages. For each programming language, you can find instructions in the corresponding source directory about how to install protobuf runtime for that specific language:
|C++ (include C++ runtime and protoc)||[src](src)|
The best way to learn how to use protobuf is to follow the tutorials in our developer guide:
If you want to learn from code examples, take a look at the examples in the [examples](examples) directory.
The complete documentation for Protocol Buffers is available via the web at: