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# Protocol Buffers

Protocol Buffers (protobuf) are an Interface Description Language used to describe messages and operations. Some of its features:

• Allows to extend and modify the schemes, keeping backwards compatibility.
• It’s a canonic format.
• The data presentation has an explicit structure.
• Can be used in a lot of programming languages.
• Efficient serialization in binary format
• The messages are concatenated in the same order as defined in the .proto file.

See encoding.

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