gogoprotobuf VS easyjson

Compare gogoprotobuf vs easyjson and see what are their differences.


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gogoprotobuf easyjson
6 6
5,275 3,737
2.0% 2.2%
0.6 4.6
4 months ago 24 days ago
Go Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of gogoprotobuf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-19.
  • Distributed IM Service in Golang
    13 projects | dev.to | 19 Apr 2022
    protobuff : Google's binary data transfer protocol
  • Crowdstrike releases replacement for Gogo/protobuf
    1 project | reddit.com/r/golang | 6 Apr 2022
    Looks like Crowdstrike just pushed out publicly a replacement for gogo/proto. It looks like the library solves 2 problems:
  • 2022-01-11 gRPC benchmark results
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 12 Jan 2022
    Seems like we're pretty middle of the road. I can only guess as to why but it probably has to do with heavy usage of pointers and reflection. Gogo/protobuf solved this performance with code generation, but the go protobuf implementation has essentially eschewed it. I do wonder how the benchmark would look using the new vitess proto library for Go (which has many of the benefits of gogo but with active development and an API built on top of the Google one)
  • Go-generated protobufs with map[string]interface{}
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 10 Jan 2022
    Yeah, it's a pretty thick Makefile and set of shell scripts, but it's seemingly using things like: k8s.io/code-generator/cmd/go-to-protobuf and github.com/gogo/protobuf/protoc-gen-gogo and github.com/gogo/protobuf/protoc-gen-gogofast which from what I can tell... [it looks like this can probably help me a bit in understanding how to make custom types](https://cloud.redhat.com/blog/kubernetes-deep-dive-code-generation-customresources).
  • 🐱‍👓 PowerProto: One-click installation and version control of gRPC toolchain (protoc, protoc-gen-go)
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 23 Jul 2021
    repositories: # Definition depends on the 27156597fdf4fb77004434d4409154a230dc9a32 version of https://github.com/googleapis/googleapis # and defines its name as GOOGLE_APIS # It can be referenced in importPaths by $GOOGLE_APIS GOOGLE_APIS: https://github.com/googleapis/[email protected] # Definition depends on the 226206f39bd7276e88ec684ea0028c18ec2c91ae version of https://github.com/gogo/protobuf # and defines its name as GOGO_PROTOBUF # It can be referenced in the importPaths by $GOGO_PROTOBUF GOGO_PROTOBUF: https://github.com/gogo/[email protected]
  • Обережно кодогенерація
    3 projects | dev.to | 21 Sep 2020
    В проекті ми використовуємо офіційну бібліотеку Protobuf github.com/protocolbuffers/protobuf, яка підчас серіалізації використовує рефлексію і будує слайс байтів через append. А потім я дізнався про "Protocol Buffers for Go with Gadgets" github.com/gogo/protobuf, бібліотеку-fork яка генерує додатковий код щоб прибрати рефексію підчас серіалізації і вже записує в слайс байтів по індексу бо так швидше. Коли змінював одну бібліотеку на іншу то важливим вважав що стало працювати швидше і написані раніше тести пройшли успішно. І все б було гаразд але в проекті існувала латка яка через пару тижнів після заміни перезапустила мікросервіс через паніку:


Posts with mentions or reviews of easyjson. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-23.
  • Using a json lib other than encoding/json
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 23 Mar 2022
    There is https://github.com/mailru/easyjson out there if you are absolutely sure that serialization is the bottleneck. Otherwise I'd go for stdlib.
  • What type of software do you write at your workplace?
    33 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 17 Jan 2022
    https://github.com/mailru/easyjson fast JSON (de)serializer which go generates code instead of using reflect at runtime.
  • Whats the fastest JSON unmarshaling package as of right now?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 2 Nov 2021
    If you know the schema of the JSON ahead of time and you need to parse the whole object, I would recommend https://github.com/mailru/easyjson as that will likely give you the fastest result. This works in almost all use cases, and easy to use features such as string interning can save you a lot of time on memory allocation if you parse a lot of JSON objects with identical values.
  • Some Go(lang) tips
    4 projects | dev.to | 2 Oct 2021
    What to use Easyjson is about the top of the pack and it's straightforward. The downside of efficient tools is that they use code generation to create the code required to turn your structs into json to minimise allocations. This is a manual build step which is annoying. Interestingly json-iterator also uses reflection but it's significantly faster. I suspect black magic.
  • Is there a JSON parsing library that generates specialized code for types?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/learnrust | 16 Jun 2021
    I'm looking for something similar to https://github.com/mailru/easyjson where one can generate a concrete JSON parser for some types.
  • Обережно кодогенерація
    3 projects | dev.to | 21 Sep 2020
    Бібліотека easyjson теж для серіалізації працює через додатковий код замість використання рефлексії. Але після внесення в easyjson одної з оптимізацій, час від часу почали отримувати зламаний JSON, ось приклад тесту який покаже помилку.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing gogoprotobuf and easyjson you can also consider the following projects:

fastjson - Fast JSON parser and validator for Go. No custom structs, no code generation, no reflection

jsoniter - A high-performance 100% compatible drop-in replacement of "encoding/json"

colfer - binary serialization format

goprotobuf - Go support for Google's protocol buffers

mapstructure - Go library for decoding generic map values into native Go structures and vice versa.


go-json - Fast JSON encoder/decoder compatible with encoding/json for Go

go-capnproto - Cap'n Proto library and parser for go. This is go-capnproto-1.0, and does not have rpc. See https://github.com/zombiezen/go-capnproto2 for 2.0 which has rpc and capabilities.

cbor - CBOR codec (RFC 8949) with CBOR tags, Go struct tags (toarray, keyasint, omitempty), float64/32/16, big.Int, and fuzz tested billions of execs.

simdjson-go - Golang port of simdjson: parsing gigabytes of JSON per second

vtprotobuf - A Protocol Buffers compiler that generates optimized marshaling & unmarshaling Go code for ProtoBuf APIv2