What is 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.
Pushpin is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
Pushpin is an open source tool with 2.6K GitHub stars and 103 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pushpin's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Pushpin?
4 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pushpin.
Why developers like Pushpin?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Pushpin
- Supports HTTP streaming, HTTP long-polling, and WebSockets.
- Clients communicate using your API contract. Pushpin is a server-side implementation detail.
- Since Pushpin is a proxy server, the backend can be written in any language.
- Compatible with API management systems, such as Kong and 3scale.
- Horizontally scalable. Instances don't talk to each other.
- Open source. Commercial support available from Fanout.
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