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 2.5K GitHub stars and 96 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pushpin's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Pushpin?
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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.
Pushpin Alternatives & Comparisons
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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 enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. You can leverage Cloud Pub/Sub’s flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.