What is Radar?
Radar is built on top of engine.io, the next-generation backend for socket.io. It uses Redis for backend storage, though the assumption is that this is only for storing currently active data.
Radar is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
Radar is an open source tool with 211 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Radar's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Radar?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Radar
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- Backend to multiple front-facing servers
- REST API for working with web apps that don't use Node (presently, rework in progress)
Radar Alternatives & Comparisons
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