goprotobuf VS gogoprotobuf

Compare goprotobuf vs gogoprotobuf and see what are their differences.

goprotobuf

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

gogoprotobuf

[Looking for new ownership] Protocol Buffers for Go with Gadgets (by gogo)
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8,447 5,268
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1.0 0.6
3 months ago 4 months ago
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goprotobuf

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.
  • Passing large amounts of data between processes via a file?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/golang | 24 Mar 2022
    The classic answer is protobufs. You can serialize out to binary format.
  • 2022-01-11 gRPC benchmark results
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/grpc | 12 Jan 2022
    Seems like go is 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 which are much slower than other implementations. Gogo/protobuf (RIP) solved this performance with code generation, but the the official 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)
  • A complete yet beginner friendly guide on how to secure Linux
    17 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 4 Jun 2021
    go get github.com/golang/protobuf/protoc-gen-go
    17 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 4 Jun 2021
  • A new ProtoBuf generator for Go
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Jun 2021
    Maybe I'm missing something, but my read of [golang/protobuf#364](https://github.com/golang/protobuf/issues/364) was that the re-organization in protobuf-go v2 was allow for optimizations like gogoprotobuf to be developed without requiring a complete fork. I totally understand that the authors of gogoprotobuf do not have the time to re-architect their library to use these hooks, but best I can figure this generator does not use these hooks either. Instead it defines additional member functions, and wrappers that look for those specialized functions and fallback to the generic ones if not found.

    I am thinking about stuff like the [ProtoMethods](https://pkg.go.dev/google.golang.org/[email protected]/reflec...) API.

    I wonder why not? Did the authors of the vtprotobuf extension not want to bite off that much work? Is the new API not sufficient to do what they want (thus failing some of the goals expressed in golang/protobuf#364?

  • How to Auto Generate JavaScript code using GO
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 9 May 2021
    In this case try approach with line by line generation. Very much like what protoc-gen-go does for Go code: https://github.com/golang/protobuf/blob/ae97035608a719c7a1c1c41bed0ae0744bdb0c6f/protoc-gen-go/grpc/grpc.go#L142, need to implement this kind of generator yourself.
  • Writing a code generator in Go
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 26 Apr 2021
    Something like this: https://github.com/golang/protobuf/blob/master/internal/gengogrpc/grpc.go
  • The State of Go Plugins
    5 projects | dev.to | 18 Feb 2021
    The difference to the client-server solution is subtile when it comes to the details in implementation. protoc-gen-go and other plugins in the Protocol Buffers ecosystem use this approach.

gogoprotobuf

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:

What are some alternatives?

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

colfer - binary serialization format

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.

easyjson - Fast JSON serializer for golang.

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

buf - A new way of working with Protocol Buffers.

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

asn1

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.