MessagePack VS PHP Serializer

Compare MessagePack vs PHP Serializer and see what are their differences.


MessagePack serializer implementation for Java /[Java] (by msgpack)

PHP Serializer

A Java library for serializing objects as PHP serialization format. (by marcospassos)
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MessagePack PHP Serializer
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1 day ago about 5 years ago
Java Java
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of MessagePack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-02.
  • What is the fastest way to encode the arbitrary struct into bytes?
    4 projects | | 2 Mar 2023
    so appreciate such a detailed reply, thanks. btw, why did you choose tinylib/msgp from 4 available go-impls?
  • Using Arduino as input to Rust project (help needed)
    2 projects | | 11 Jan 2023
    If you find you're running the serial connection at maximum speed and it's still not fast enough, try switching to a more compact binary encoding that has both Serde and Arduino implementations, like MsgPack... though I don't remember enough about its format off the top of my head to tell you the easiest way to put an unambiguous header on each packet/message to make the protocol self-synchronizing.
  • Java Serialization with Protocol Buffers
    6 projects | | 1 Nov 2022
    The information can be stored in a database or as files, serialized in a standard format and with a schema agreed with your Data Engineering team. Depending on your information and requirements, it can be as simple as CSV, XML or JSON, or Big Data formats such as Parquet, Avro, ORC, Arrow, or message serialization formats like Protocol Buffers, FlatBuffers, MessagePack, Thrift, or Cap'n Proto.
  • Multiplayer Networking Solutions
    19 projects | | 6 Oct 2022
    MessagePack Similar to JSONs, just more compact, although not as much as the ones above. Still, it's usefull to retain some readability in your messages.
  • GitHub - realtimetech-solution/opack: Fast object or data serialize and deserialize library
    6 projects | | 16 Apr 2022
    First of all, you're comparing this to GSON and Kryo, how does it compare to Msgpack, fast-serialization, but also Elsa and I'm sure, many others? Are there any limitations and/or trade-offs?
  • Optimal dispatcher for json messages ?
    3 projects | | 6 Mar 2022
    Upvote for msgpack, one of the great undervalued message protocols available.
  • Rust is just as fast as C/C++
    6 projects | | 23 Feb 2022
    I have two suggestions Capnproto, MessagePack (those are only the two examples that came to mind first, i bet there are even one or two especially developed for rust). Both of these are better than json in nearly every way.
  • msgspec - a fast & friendly JSON/MessagePack library
    4 projects | | 10 Feb 2022
    Encode messages as JSON or MessagePack.
  • Advanced MessagePack capabilities
    4 projects | | 13 Oct 2021
    If you've ever inquired about MessagePack before, you probably know the phrase from its official website, "It's like JSON, but fast and small." In fact, if you compare how much memory space the same data occupies in JSON and MessagePack, you'll see why the latter is a much more compact format. For example, the number 100 takes 3 bytes in JSON and only 1 in MessagePack. The difference becomes more significant as the number's order of magnitude grows. For the maximum value of int64 (9223372036854775807), the size of the stored data differs by as much as 10 bytes (19 against 9)! The same is true for boolean values---4 or 5 bytes in JSON against 1 byte in MessagePack. It is also true for arrays because many syntactic symbols---such as commas separating the elements, semicolons separating the key-value pairs, and brackets marking the array limits---don't exist in binary format. Obviously, the larger the array is, the more syntactic litter accumulates along with the payload. String values, however, are a little more complicated. If your strings don't consist entirely of quotation marks, line feeds, and other special symbols that require escaping, then you won't see a difference between their sizes in JSON and in MessagePack. For example, "foobar" has a length of 8 bytes in JSON and 7 in MessagePack. Note that the above only applies to UTF-8 strings. For binary strings, JSON's disadvantage against MessagePack is obvious.
  • LIVE: Otimizando aplicações .NET com MessagePack.
    5 projects | | 22 Sep 2021
    Site oficial do MessagePack

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What are some alternatives?

When comparing MessagePack and PHP Serializer you can also consider the following projects:

FlatBuffers - FlatBuffers: Memory Efficient Serialization Library

Kryo - Java binary serialization and cloning: fast, efficient, automatic

Cap'n Proto - Cap'n Proto serialization/RPC system - core tools and C++ library

Protobuf - Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format

protostuff - Java serialization library, proto compiler, code generator

FST - FST: fast java serialization drop in-replacement

ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.


LibTomCrypt - LibTomCrypt is a fairly comprehensive, modular and portable cryptographic toolkit that provides developers with a vast array of well known published block ciphers, one-way hash functions, chaining modes, pseudo-random number generators, public key cryptography and a plethora of other routines.