Serialization with Apache Thrift on Objective-C

It is possible to use Apache Thrift only as serializer and deserializer on Objective-C. To do it, you should use:

  • TMemoryBuffer as transport.
  • TBinaryProtocol as protocol.

Serializer example:

// SimpleMessage is a Thrift message
SimpleMessage *message = [[SimpleMessage alloc] init];

TMemoryBuffer *tBuffer = [[TMemoryBuffer alloc] init];
TBinaryProtocol *tProtocol = [[TBinaryProtocol alloc] initWithTransport:tBuffer];

[message write:tProtocol];

NSData *data = [tBuffer getBuffer];

Note that, TMemoryBuffer doesn’t support framing. You should encode frame size yourself, if you need it.


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