Socket.IO vs. Pusher vs. Faye



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Description

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 Pusher?

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

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
Why do you like Socket.IO?

Why do developers choose Pusher?
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Why do developers choose Faye?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
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What are the cons of using Pusher?
No Cons submitted yet for Pusher
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What are the cons of using Faye?
No Cons submitted yet for Faye
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Pricing

How much does Socket.IO cost?
How much does Pusher cost?
Pusher Pricing
How much does Faye cost?

Companies

What companies use Socket.IO?
650 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Pusher?
150 companies on StackShare use Pusher
What companies use Faye?
6 companies on StackShare use Faye

Integrations

What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
What tools integrate with Pusher?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Pusher
No integrations listed yet

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

  • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
  • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.
  • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.

See all alternatives to Socket.IO

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