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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 3.1K GitHub stars and 137 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pushpin's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Pushpin?


8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pushpin.
Pros of Pushpin
Open source

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Pushpin's Features

  • 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.

Pushpin Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Pushpin?
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
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.
Fanout makes it easy to build realtime APIs and apps. The product is a cross between a reverse proxy and a message broker. Receivers subscribe to channels, and published data is delivered in realtime.
Django Channels
It does this by taking the core of Django and adding a fully asynchronous layer underneath, running Django itself in a synchronous mode but handling connections and sockets asynchronously, and giving you the choice to write in either style.
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.
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Pushpin's Followers
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