Socket.IO vs. Faye

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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.

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

Why do developers choose Faye?
Why do you like Faye?

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
Downsides of Socket.IO?

What are the cons of using Faye?
No Cons submitted yet for Faye
Downsides of Faye?

What companies use Socket.IO?
679 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Faye?
6 companies on StackShare use Faye
What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Socket.IO and Faye?

  • 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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