json iterator

Fastest JSON parser ever

Drop-in replacement

type ColorGroup struct {
	ID     int
	Name   string
	Colors []string
}
group := ColorGroup{
	ID:     1,
	Name:   "Reds",
	Colors: []string{"Crimson", "Red", "Ruby", "Maroon"},
}
b, err := jsoniter.Marshal(group)

Add import "github.com/json-iterator/go" and repalce json.Marshal with jsoniter.Marshal. Then the code should behave exactly the same, just much faster. Unlike easyjson or other json libaries, jsoniter does not rely on static code generation.

Unmarshal, NewEncoder, NewDecoder they all works. Existing types implemented Marshaler or Unmarshaler interface will also work. Map with non-string key also work. Yes, everything just works.

One line style

You can parse json in one line, without defining any struct.

val := []byte(`{"ID":1,"Name":"Reds","Colors":["Crimson","Red","Ruby","Maroon"]}`)
jsoniter.Get(val, "Colors", 0).ToString()

func Get(data []byte, path ...interface{}) Any takes interface{} as path. If string, it will lookup json map. If int, it will lookup json array. If '*', it will map to each element of array or each key of map.

It will be faster than parsing into map[string]interface{} and much easier to read data out.

100% Compatibility

By default, jsoniter do not sort the map keys like standard libary. If you want 100% compatibility, use it like this

m := map[string]interface{}{
	"3": 3,
	"1": 1,
	"2": 2,
}
json := jsoniter.ConfigCompatibleWithStandardLibrary
b, err := json.Marshal(m)

Best performance

The default performance is already several times faster than the standard library. If you want to have absolutely best performance, you can do following things

  • use jsoniter.ConfigFastest, this will marshal the float with 6 digits precision (lossy), which is significantly faster
  • reuse the underlying Stream or Iterator instance. jsoniter.ConfigFastest.BorrowIterator or jsoniter.ConfigFastest.BorrowStream. Just remember to return them when done.
  • use jsoniter.RegisterTypeEncoder or jsoniter.RegisterTypeDecoder instead of defining MarshalJSON or UnmarshalJSON. Marshaler or Unmarshaler interface will do more copying than necessary.

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