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22 June 2014

A team at Google released FlatBuffers, yet another data encoding and IDL. It makes the same important tradeoff as Cap'n Proto: There is no encoding or decoding; how it's serialized is the same as what's in memory. Having a distinct encode/decode step is the fatal flaw in Protocol Buffers.
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