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Protocol Buffers – BJ Neilsen’s Take

BJ Neilsen (@localshred or at github) is a member of my local Ruby Brigade, and he’s hacking with/on Protocol Buffers with Ruby — oh, and he’s a fan of Real Salt Lake too.
He works for a Provo, Utah based startup MoneyDesktop. Where he helped them transition away from a less-than-desirable PHP solution to Rails. They now enjoy an entirely new service-architecture driven by Ruby (and Protobuf).

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Ruby and Protocol Buffers, Take One

At work, we’re moving from XML to protocol buffers.  While we’re mostly a Java shop, the operations/sysadmin team I’m on does a lot of Ruby. I was interested in how we might use the same technology for some of our stuff. After a bit of looking, I found two libraries that looked mature enough to investigate:


ruby-protobuf, by MATSUYAMA Kengo (@macks_jp), was

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