goprotobuf VS buf

Compare goprotobuf vs buf and see what are their differences.


Go support for Google's protocol buffers (by golang)


A new way of working with Protocol Buffers. (by bufbuild)
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goprotobuf buf
10 15
8,527 4,764
0.6% 8.8%
0.8 9.7
8 days ago 3 days ago
Go Go
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of goprotobuf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-12.


Posts with mentions or reviews of buf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-28.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing goprotobuf and buf you can also consider the following projects:

prototool - Your Swiss Army Knife for Protocol Buffers

protoc-gen-validate - protoc plugin to generate polyglot message validators

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.

colfer - binary serialization format

gogoprotobuf - [Looking for new ownership] Protocol Buffers for Go with Gadgets

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

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


go-capnproto - Cap'n Proto library and parser for go. This is go-capnproto-1.0, and does not have rpc. See for 2.0 which has rpc and capabilities.

grpc-web - gRPC for Web Clients

csvutil - csvutil provides fast and idiomatic mapping between CSV and Go (golang) values.

go-codec - idiomatic codec and rpc lib for msgpack, cbor, json, etc.[Go]