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Faye vs PubNub: What are the differences?

Developers describe Faye as "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. On the other hand, PubNub is detailed as "Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally". PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server.

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

"Simple" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Faye, while over 31 developers mention "Massively scalable & easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing PubNub.

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.

PubNub, Balsamiq, and Blossom are some of the popular companies that use PubNub, whereas Faye is used by Kuende, Wizters, and Browser London. PubNub has a broader approval, being mentioned in 43 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 PubNub?

PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server.
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        What are some alternatives to Faye and PubNub?
        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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        PubNub
        PubNub
        Unity
        Unity

        I recently used PubNub to implement a realtime leaderboard into my Unity game. It was easy and straight forward to get up and running. I choose Pubnub because they had a Unity SDK and an example project which showed me how to use it. I downloaded the example project and tweaked it to fit my game.

        In their documentation I found good information about what I needed to know. Also, their support is very helpful when you have questions.

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        eluleci
        eluleci
        PubNub
        PubNub

        I used PubNub because we needed a real time server for our product. Even though we selected a fixed amount paid version, the amount they charged was incredibly high, 8x of the fixed amount. We could not understand how did they do the calculation and there is no easy way of understanding it. Regarding to the analytics they have, we spent millions of messages with few hundred active users.

        Then for the second month we tried to change our architecture to decrease the messages but nothing changed. Then we wanted to get some support from them. We arranged a meeting and the person who joined the meeting didn't even have permissions to see our usage, so it was waste of time. Then they arranged another meeting WEEKS after which didn't solve anything either. As a result, we stopped using it and implemented our own simple pub-sub server.

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        Poojan Shah
        Poojan Shah
        Python Developer at Datavizz · | 6 upvotes · 9K views
        PubNub
        PubNub

        I was building up an Alexa Skill in which user orders a meal and its notification gets to the system of the restaurant and gets displayed which was implemented using PubNub which helped me a lot in getting real time updates and notifications. I used simple publish and subscribe module to implement it which resolved a major challenge. The 5 to 6 lines of python code get my every single chain working with notifications. Thanking PubNub for this major support for solving the challenge.

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        Krissanawat Kaewsanmuang
        Krissanawat Kaewsanmuang
        PubNub
        PubNub

        I use PubNub because is simple and easy I use on Chat app this service has stable, cheap and userfriendly. The admin interface is very easy to understand and you will find a lot of tutorials and learning at their website. Pubnub comes with my highest recommendation for anyone working with apps with chat, push notifications and other realtime data.

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        Reviews of Faye and PubNub
        Avatar of gdi2290
        Co-Founder and CTO at Tipe
        Review ofPubNubPubNub

        PubNub is my goto solution for when I want to use sockets at scale. They have redundant data centers in 14 regions with 99.999% SLA allowing me to build realtime apps for any platform. Also Stephen (PubNub CTO) is Awesome!

        How developers use Faye and PubNub
        Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
        Volkan Özçelik uses PubNubPubNub

        Using websockets is something, scaling a message pipeline to thousands of concurrent connections is something else.

        I trust PubNub with what it does best, and use it as zerotoherojs.com ’s messaging pipeline.

        With PubNub, I have one less problem to think about.

        Avatar of Flutter Health Inc.
        Flutter Health Inc. uses PubNubPubNub

        Flutter uses PubNub for sending push notifications when the users add new posts to the Flutter Community or leave comments.

        Avatar of Gustavo Leon
        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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