encrypted-datastore VS Protobuf

Compare encrypted-datastore vs Protobuf and see what are their differences.

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encrypted-datastore Protobuf
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Posts with mentions or reviews of encrypted-datastore. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Protobuf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-05-07.
  • Consistent Hashing: An Overview and Implementation in Golang
    3 projects | dev.to | 7 May 2024
    protobuf: go get -u google.golang.org/protobuf/proto
  • Hitting every branch on the way down
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Apr 2024
    It's because they changed the versioning format: https://github.com/protocolbuffers/protobuf/releases?page=5

    But I suppose old version still receive bugfixes.

  • Reverse Engineering Protobuf Definitions from Compiled Binaries
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Mar 2024
    For at least 4 years protobuf has had decent support for self-describing messages (very similar to avro) as well as reflection


    Xgooglers trying to make do on the cheap will just create a Union of all their messages and include the message def in a self-describing message pattern. Super-sensitive network I/O can elide the message def (empty buffer) and any for RecordIO clone well file compression takes care of the definition.

    Definitely useful to be able to dig out old defs but protobuf maintainers have surprisingly added useful features so you don’t have to.

    Bonus points tho for extracting the protobuf defs that e.g. Apple bakes into their binaries.

  • Show HN: AuthWin – Authenticator App for Windows
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Mar 2024
  • Create Production-Ready SDKs With gRPC Gateway
    5 projects | dev.to | 8 Dec 2023
    gRPC Gateway is a protoc plugin that reads gRPC service definitions and generates a reverse proxy server that translates a RESTful JSON API into gRPC.
  • Create Production-Ready SDKs with Goa
    9 projects | dev.to | 22 Nov 2023
    To use more recent versions of protoc in future applications, you can download them from the Protobuf repository.
  • Roll your own auth with Rust and Protobuf
    5 projects | dev.to | 28 Oct 2023
    Use the Protobuf CLI protoc and the plugin protoc-gen-tonic.
  • Add extra stuff to a “standard” encoding? Sure, why not
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Sep 2023
    > didn’t find any standard for separating protobuf messages

    The fact that protobufs are not self-delimiting is an endless source of frustration, but I know of 2 standards:

    - SerializeDelimited* is part of the protobuf library: https://github.com/protocolbuffers/protobuf/blob/main/src/go...

    - Riegeli is "a file format for storing a sequence of string records, typically serialized protocol buffers. It supports dense compression, fast decoding, seeking, detection and optional skipping of data corruption, filtering of proto message fields for even faster decoding, and parallel encoding": https://github.com/google/riegeli

  • Block YouTube Ads on AppleTV by Decrypting and Stripping Ads from Profobuf
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Aug 2023
    It looks like it is in fact universal. Just glancing at the code here, it looks like the tool searches any arbitrary file for bytes that look like encoded protobuf descriptors, specifically looking for bytes that are plausibly the beginning of a FileDescriptorProto message defined here:


    This takes advantage of the fact that such descriptors are commonly compiled into programs that use protobuf. The descriptors are usually embedded as constant byte arrays. That said, not all protobuf implementations embed the descriptors and those that do often have an option to inhibit such embedding (at the expense of losing some dynamic introspection features).

  • How to learn to use protoc in 21 easily infuriating steps
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Aug 2023

What are some alternatives?

When comparing encrypted-datastore and Protobuf you can also consider the following projects:

Secure-File-Manager - Secure File Manager is open source file manager for keeping your files in safe.

FlatBuffers - FlatBuffers: Memory Efficient Serialization Library

Jetpack_DataStore_Demo - Demonstration of new Jetpack DataStore. (Prefences and Proto DataStore)

SBE - Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) - High Performance Message Codec

DailyDoc - Productivity Note App utilizing Jetpack Compose

MessagePack - MessagePack implementation for C and C++ / msgpack.org[C/C++]

dialogue - Android XMPP chat client using Smack and built entirely with Kotlin and Jetpack Compose

cereal - A C++11 library for serialization

kotlin-aes-xchacha20-crypto - AES GCM/XChaCha20/Argon2/PBKDF2 encryption library

Apache Parquet - Apache Parquet

Bond - Bond 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.

Protobuf.NET - Protocol Buffers library for idiomatic .NET