Firebase vs. Socket.IO vs. Faye

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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 Socket.IO?

Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.

What is Faye?

Faye is a set of tools for simple publish-subscribe messaging between web clients. It ships with easy-to-use message routing servers for Node.js and Rack applications, and clients that can be used on the server and in the browser.
Why do developers choose Firebase?
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Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
Why do you like Socket.IO?

Why do developers choose Faye?
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What are the cons of using Firebase?
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What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
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What are the cons of using Faye?
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How much does Firebase cost?
Firebase Pricing
How much does Socket.IO cost?
How much does Faye cost?
What companies use Firebase?
1056 companies on StackShare use Firebase
What companies use Socket.IO?
688 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Faye?
6 companies on StackShare use Faye
What tools integrate with Firebase?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase
What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Firebase, Socket.IO, and Faye?

  • Pusher - Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
  • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.
  • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.

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