C++ Serialization

Open-source C++ projects categorized as Serialization

Top 23 C++ Serialization Projects

  • Protobuf

    Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format

    Project mention: Summary of MacBook use problems with m1 chip | reddit.com/r/mac | 2023-04-19

    Looking at https://github.com/protocolbuffers/protobuf/issues/8062

  • FlatBuffers

    FlatBuffers: Memory Efficient Serialization Library

    Project mention: Anyone has experience with reverse engineering flatbuffers? | reddit.com/r/REGames | 2023-05-25

    Much more in the discussion of this particular issue onGitHub: flatbuffers:Reverse engineering #4258


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  • Magic Enum C++

    Static reflection for enums (to string, from string, iteration) for modern C++, work with any enum type without any macro or boilerplate code

    Project mention: Favorite Ways of Stringifying Enums | reddit.com/r/cpp_questions | 2023-05-10
  • cereal

    A C++11 library for serialization

    Project mention: Ser20, a C++20 fork of cereal | reddit.com/r/cpp | 2022-12-19
  • rttr

    C++ Reflection Library

  • 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. (by microsoft)

  • protobuf-c

    Protocol Buffers implementation in C

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • Nameof C++

    Nameof operator for modern C++, simply obtain the name of a variable, type, function, macro, and enum

    Project mention: Added reflection to C++ just to make my game work. | reddit.com/r/gamedev | 2022-10-27

    In general, nameof for reflection

  • cista

    Cista is a simple, high-performance, zero-copy C++ serialization & reflection library.

    Project mention: what is the best API for serialization? | reddit.com/r/cpp | 2023-02-13

    C++ has some reflection. You can checkout cista: https://github.com/felixguendling/cista

  • Bitsery

    Your binary serialization library

    Project mention: What are some ways I can serialize objects? | reddit.com/r/cpp_questions | 2023-04-25
  • The IOD Library

    Meta programming utilities for C++14. Merged in matt-42/lithium

  • smf

    Fastest RPC in the west

  • yas

    Yet Another Serialization (by niXman)

    Project mention: Serializing struct with bit-fields | reddit.com/r/cpp_questions | 2023-04-15

    I have searched extensively, and have tried a few libraries from msgpack-c (C++), to YAS, and a few more not to name.

  • cppcodec

    Header-only C++11 library to encode/decode base64, base64url, base32, base32hex and hex (a.k.a. base16) as specified in RFC 4648, plus Crockford's base32. MIT licensed with consistent, flexible API.

  • zpp_bits

    A lightweight C++20 serialization and RPC library

    Project mention: How to arrange a bunch of variables into one array of bytes in memory? | reddit.com/r/cpp | 2023-05-10

    I would either look at https://github.com/eyalz800/zpp_bits or https://github.com/stephenberry/glaze. FYI, glaze both supports json and binary.

  • python-rapidjson

    Python wrapper around rapidjson

  • rapidyaml

    Rapid YAML - a library to parse and emit YAML, and do it fast.

    Project mention: A convenient C string API, friendly alongside classic C strings. | reddit.com/r/programming | 2022-12-03

    The inability, or brittleness, to embed NUL bytes into the string, for once. Zeroed bytes can be valid as an internal bytes of a longer encoded character. And the inefficiency of tempting every caller to rederive the string length on every use, leading to such bugs as quadratic parsing behavior with sscanf. The extra register for an explicit length is a very minute price to pay compared to that.

  • QxOrm

    QxOrm library - C++ Qt ORM (Object Relational Mapping) and ODM (Object Document Mapper) library - Official repository

  • json_struct

    json_struct is a single header only C++ library for parsing JSON directly to C++ structs and vice versa

    Project mention: JSON for Modern C++ 3.11.0 | reddit.com/r/cpp | 2022-08-01
  • protozero

    Minimalist protocol buffer decoder and encoder in C++

  • serializer

    A single header standard C++ serialization framework. (by eyalz800)

  • config-loader

    Simple C++ Config Loader Framework(Serialization & Reflection)

  • Sonar

    Write Clean C++ Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean C++ code every time. With over 550 unique rules to find C++ bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-05-25.

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What are some of the best open-source Serialization projects in C++? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Protobuf 59,480
2 FlatBuffers 20,494
3 Magic Enum C++ 3,674
4 cereal 3,577
5 rttr 2,678
6 Bond 2,526
7 protobuf-c 2,349
8 Nameof C++ 1,682
9 cista 1,273
10 Bitsery 830
11 The IOD Library 723
12 smf 681
13 yas 629
14 cppcodec 515
15 zpp_bits 483
16 python-rapidjson 480
17 rapidyaml 426
18 daw_json_link 368
19 QxOrm 359
20 json_struct 306
21 protozero 246
22 serializer 166
23 config-loader 148
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