Socket.IO vs. Faye vs. Radar



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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 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 Radar?

Radar is built on top of engine.io, the next-generation backend for socket.io. It uses Redis for backend storage, though the assumption is that this is only for storing currently active data.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
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Why do developers choose Faye?
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Why do developers choose Radar?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
No Cons submitted yet for Socket.IO
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What are the cons of using Radar?
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Companies

What companies use Socket.IO?
633 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Faye?
6 companies on StackShare use Faye
What companies use Radar?
2 companies on StackShare use Radar

Integrations

What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
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What are some alternatives to Socket.IO, Faye, and Radar?

  • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
  • 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
  • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.

See all alternatives to Socket.IO



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