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From "Jens Geyer" <>
Subject Re: any recommendable open-sources for c++ developers
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:22:42 GMT

I doubt that anyone around will give you whatever kind of guarantees.

But I know that we use it successfully for a while now in multiple projects. 
I also know, that a lot of the big players use it as well, a few of them are 
listed on the Apache Thrift web site. For example, Evernote's public API is 
based on Thrift.  It is also used successfully in a number of other Apache 
projects, e.g. Cassandra and Hbase, to name just two.

I can only speak for myself, but the simplicity and lightweight elegance of 
Thrift, yet powerful and flexible due to it's modular architecture, is 
something that still fascinates me. Thrift makes it literally a snap to 
connect different kinds of platforms and programming languages, utilizing 
whatever transport you may wish: be it sockets, pipes, files or HTTP. Even a 
message queueing client can be set up quickly to transport Thrift-serialized 
messages (see the contrib folder).

Last not least, compared with last-century techniques like SOAP or even the 
more modern REST approach, Thrift is amazingly fast. Sure, it's not the only 
framework on the market, but one of the best I know.


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From: henry.jykim@google
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:53 AM
Subject: Re: any recommendable open-sources for c++ developers

before we are going to process, I could get a conviction from yours that the 
thrift is already matured library.

thanks for all your comments.

On Jan 15, 2014, at 1:59 AM, Jens Geyer <> wrote:

> Amen to the swiss army knife!
> ________________________________
> Von: Rush Manbert
> Gesendet: 14.01.2014 17:21
> An:
> Betreff: Re: any recommendable open-sources for c++ developers
> We use Thrift in both C++ and Java on Mac and Windows. Servers are 
> Mac/Java, clients are Mac/Windows/C++. It all works very well. We also use 
> C++ Thrift clients and servers within the client side machines and 
> internally between server components. We even SWIG Thrift-based client 
> side libraries for use by the server side code. And we also use it to 
> "flatten" structures into buffers and files.
> It is easy to write your own transports and protocols as extensions of the 
> originals. It is easy to modify the code generator.
> As I have said to a number of people, Thrift is the Swiss Army Knife of 
> software.
> - Rush
> On Jan 13, 2014, at 5:49 PM, henry.jykim@google wrote:
>> hi, all
>> I am newbie to use the thrift library.
>> Our team’s legacy software is using CORBA very heavily.
>> yes, we got now the time to change it for more lighter, more faster.
>> There are 2 big libraries for bmt.
>> the first is ICE.
>> the second is THRIFT.
>> AYK, there are good and worse relatively.
>> I believe that the thrift is used very nicely in JAVA world. however does 
>> it be also used in C++ world?
>> does anybody be able to recommend good use-cases?
>> very thanks for your concerns.

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