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Published : Oct 27, 2021
Oct 2021
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

Although it’s been around for a while, we're seeing more and more use cases where using the CBOR specification for data interchange makes sense — especially in environments containing multiple types of applications communicating with one another: service to service, browser to service, and so on. One thing we've found useful with Borer, a Scala implementation of a CBOR encoder/decoder, is the ability for clients to negotiate content between the binary representation and plain old JSON format. It's quite useful to have a text version viewable in a browser as well as the concise binary format. We foresee CBOR/JSON bilingual protocols picking up in popularity with the continuing rise of IoT and edge computing and other situations where the environment is tightly constrained.


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