What is Serde?
It is a framework for serializing and deserializing Rust data structures efficiently and generically. The ecosystem consists of data structures that know how to serialize and deserialize themselves along with data formats that know how to serialize and deserialize other things. It provides the layer by which these two groups interact with each other, allowing any supported data structure to be serialized and deserialized using any supported data format.
Serde is a tool in the Serialization Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Serde is an open source tool with 5.8K GitHub stars and 533 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Serde's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Serde?
8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Serde.
- Serializing and deserializing Rust data structures
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