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Faye vs NATS: What are the differences?

Faye: Simple pub/sub messaging for the web. 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; NATS: Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system. Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.

Faye and NATS belong to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack.

"Simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Faye over the competitors, whereas "Fastest pub-sub system out there" was stated as the key factor in picking NATS.

Faye is an open source tool with 4.2K GitHub stars and 386 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Faye's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, NATS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 26 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Faye, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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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.

What is NATS?

Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.
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          What are some alternatives to Faye and NATS?
          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.
          Socket.IO
          It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
          Pusher
          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
          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.
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          Gustavo Leon uses FayeFaye

          Faye is in charge to send and receive any instruction and message logged between our users' devices and their Dashboard.

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          Apcera uses NATSNATS

          NATS is the backbone of Continuum.

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