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Nchan

A scalable, flexible pub/sub server for the modern web
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What is Nchan?

It is built as a module for the Nginx web server. It can be configured as a standalone server, or as a shim between your application and hundreds, thousands, or millions of live subscribers. It can buffer messages in memory, on-disk, or via Redis.
Nchan is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
Nchan is an open source tool with 2.8K GitHub stars and 281 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Nchan's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Nchan?

Companies
4 companies reportedly use Nchan in their tech stacks, including Chilli, checkmk, and Toshokan BV.

Developers
7 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Nchan.

Nchan Integrations

Nchan's Features

  • flexible pub/sub server
  • Horizontally scalable (using Redis)
  • Subscribe to hundreds of channels over a single subscriber connection.

Nchan Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Nchan?
Pushpin
Pushpin is a reverse proxy server that makes it easy to build realtime web services. The project is unique among realtime push solutions in that it is designed to address the needs of API creators.
NATS
Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.
Firebase
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
Socket.IO
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Pusher
Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
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Nchan's Followers
11 developers follow Nchan to keep up with related blogs and decisions.