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Faye vs Pusher: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Pusher? Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code. Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

Faye and Pusher can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

"Simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Faye over the competitors, whereas "An easy way to give customers realtime features" was stated as the key factor in picking Pusher.

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, Pusher has a broader approval, being mentioned in 125 company stacks & 42 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 Pusher?

Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

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

        In the original prototype all the communication was handled by a backend server. Each client connected directly to the server using the socket.io library. This quickly proved to be messy and unreliable, especially on the cheap server being used to host it.

        Websockets proved to be a little more reliable, but still just as messy and not all browsers support them. That's when the project was switched over to use Pusher. Using Pusher has allowed all but the initial connection code to be off-loaded onto the client. Now instead of communicating through a self-hosted server, clients can communicate pretty much peer-to-peer over Pusher.

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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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        Jewel Mahanta uses PusherPusher

        Pusher is used to send update notification whenever Lapzbot joins a server.

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        Vamsi Krishna uses PusherPusher

        Push real-time updates

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