circe VS json4s

Compare circe vs json4s and see what are their differences.

circe

Yet another JSON library for Scala (by circe)

json4s

JSON library (by json4s)
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circe json4s
10 0
2,318 1,420
0.7% 0.8%
9.0 8.6
3 days ago 14 days ago
Scala Scala
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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circe

Posts with mentions or reviews of circe. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-24.

json4s

Posts with mentions or reviews of json4s. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning json4s yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing circe and json4s you can also consider the following projects:

spray-json - A lightweight, clean and simple JSON implementation in Scala

play-json

zio-json - Fast, secure JSON library with tight ZIO integration.

argonaut - Purely functional JSON parser and library in scala.

jackson-module-scala - Add-on module for Jackson (https://github.com/FasterXML/jackson) to support Scala-specific datatypes

jsoniter-scala - Scala macros for compile-time generation of safe and ultra-fast JSON codecs

jawn - Jawn is for parsing jay-sawn (JSON)