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We are starting to work on a web-based platform aiming to connect artists (clients) and professional freelancers (service providers). In-app, timeline-based, real-time communication between users (& storing it), file transfers, and push notifications are essential core features. We are considering using Node.js, ExpressJS, React, MongoDB stack with Socket.IO & Apollo, or maybe using Real-Time Database and functionalities of Firebase.

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Timothy Malstead
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FirebaseFirebase

I would recommend looking hard into Firebase for this project, especially if you do not have dedicated full-stack or backend members on your team.

The real time database, as you mentioned, is a great option, but I would also look into Firestore. Similar to RTDB, it adds more functions and some cool methods as well. Also, another great thing about Firebase is you have easy access to storage and dead simple auth as well.

Node.js Express MongoDB Socket.IO and Apollo are great technologies as well, and may be the better option if you do not wish to cede as much control to third parties in your application.

Overall, I say if you wish to focus more time developing your React application instead of other parts of your stack, Firebase is a great way to do that.

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Hello Noam 馃憢,

I suggest taking a look at Ably, it has all the realtime features you need and the platform is designed to guarantee critical functionality at scale.

Here is an in depth comparison between Ably and Firebase

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8base8base

Hey Noam,

I would recommend you to take a look into 8base. It has features you've requested, also relation database and GraphQL API which will help you to develop rapidly.

Thanks, Ilya

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Pros of deepstream.io
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    RethinkDB
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    Real-time
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    Websockets
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    Node.js
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    WebRTC
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    Datasync
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    Open source
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    Android
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    Java
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    Realtime backend made easy
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    Fast and responsive
  • 236
    Easy setup
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    Real-time
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    JSON
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    Free
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    Backed by google
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    Angular adaptor
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    Reliable
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    Great customer support
  • 29
    Great documentation
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    Real-time synchronization
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    Mobile friendly
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    Rapid prototyping
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    Great security
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    Automatic scaling
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    Freakingly awesome
  • 8
    Chat
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    Angularfire is an amazing addition!
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    Super fast development
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    Ios adaptor
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    Awesome next-gen backend
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    Firebase hosting
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    Built in user auth/oauth
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    Very easy to use
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    Speed of light
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    Brilliant for startups
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    Great
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    It's made development super fast
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    Free authentication solution
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    Push notification
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    The concurrent updates create a great experience
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    I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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    Great all-round functionality
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    JS Offline and Sync suport
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    Low battery consumption
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    CDN &聽cache out of the box
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    Faster workflow
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    Free SSL
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    Easy to use
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    Large
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    Serverless
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    .net
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    Good Free Limits
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    Easy Reactjs integration
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    Free hosting
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    Cloud functions
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    Open source

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Cons of deepstream.io
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      Can become expensive
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      No open source, you depend on external company
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      Scalability is not infinite
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      Not Flexible Enough
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      Cant filter queries
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      Very unstable server
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      No Relational Data
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      Too many errors
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      No offline sync
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      Worst community support

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    What is deepstream.io?

    Scalable Server for Realtime Web Apps with JSON structures that can be read, manipulated and listened to, messages that can be sent to one or more subscribers, and request response workflows, between two clients or servers.

    What is 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.

    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.

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