ULID implementation in Scala

ulid for Scala

Strongly recommend using airframe-ulid instead.

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ULID (Universally Unique Lexicographically Sortable Identifier) generator and parser for Scala.

Refer ulid/spec.

Getting Started

libraryDependencies += "net.petitviolet" %% "ulid4s" % "<version>"


scala> import net.petitviolet.ulid4s.ULID
import net.petitviolet.ulid4s.ULID

scala> ULID.generate
res0: String = 01CZX6XV0FQHFK33XA7X4QG4NK

scala> ULID.timeStamp(ULID.generate)
res1: Option[Long] = Some(1546094841642)

scala> System.currentTimeMillis
res2: Long = 1546094852651


JMH results are below.

$ git checkout v0.3.0 && sbt 'benchmark / jmh:run -i 3 -wi 3 -f 1 -t 1'
HEAD is now at 1770d2c fixed build.sbt


[info] Running (fork) org.openjdk.jmh.Main -i 3 -wi 3 -f 1 -t 1
[info] # JMH version: 1.21
[info] # VM version: JDK 1.8.0_192, Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM, 25.192-b12
[info] # VM invoker: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_192.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/bin/java
[info] # VM options: <none>


[info] Benchmark                              Mode  Cnt       Score         Error  Units
[info] ULIDBench.generate_ULID_Random        thrpt    3  529616.492 ± 1496958.221  ops/s
[info] ULIDBench.generate_ULID_SecureRandom  thrpt    3   63538.492 ±    2606.774  ops/s
[info] ULIDBench.generate_UUID               thrpt    3  540198.296 ±  226327.267  ops/s

ULID provides a default ULID generator using SecureRandom, that is slower than UUID v4.
If you do not need strong randomeness on generating ULID, you can use other random generator e.g. Random instead of SecureRandom.