Beefcake (A sane Google Protocol Buffers library for Ruby)
It's all about being Buf; ProtoBuf.
$ gem install beefcake
require 'beefcake' class Variety include Beefcake::Message # Required required :x, :int32, 1 required :y, :int32, 2 # Optional optional :tag, :string, 3 # Repeated repeated :ary, :fixed64, 4 repeated :pary, :fixed64, 5, :packed => true # Enums - Simply use a Module (NOTE: defaults are optional) module Foonum A = 1 B = 2 end # As per the spec, defaults are only set at the end # of decoding a message, not on object creation. optional :foo, Foonum, 6, :default => Foonum::B end x = Variety.new :x => 1, :y => 2 # or x = Variety.new x.x = 1 x.y = 2
Any object responding to
<< can accept encoding
s = "" x.encode(s) p [:s, s] # or (because encode returns the string/stream) p [:s, x.encode] # or open("x.dat") do |f| x.encode(f) end # decode encoded = x.encode decoded = Variety.decode(encoded) p [:x, decoded] # decode merge Variety.decoded(more_data, decoded)
Ruby deserves and needs first-class ProtoBuf support. Other libs didn't feel very "Ruby" to me and were hard to parse.
Generate code from
$ protoc --beefcake_out output/path -I path/to/proto/files/dir path/to/proto/file
You can set the BEEFCAKE_NAMESPACE variable to generate the classes under a desired namespace. (i.e. App::Foo::Bar)
This library was built with EventMachine in mind. Not just blocking-IO.
$ git clone git://github.com/bmizerany/beefcake
$ gem install turn $ cd /path/to/beefcake $ turn
Currently Beefcake is tested and working on:
- Ruby 1.8.6
- Ruby 1.8.7
- Ruby 1.9.2
- JRuby 1.5.6
- Rubinius edge
Nice to have:
- Groups (would be nice for accessing older protos)
Keith Rarick (kr) for help with encoding/decoding. Aman Gupta (tmm1) for help with cross VM support and performance enhancements.