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Faye vs SocketCluster: What are the differences?

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; SocketCluster: An open, scalable realtime engine for Node.js. SocketCluster is a fast, highly scalable HTTP + realtime server engine which lets you build multi-process realtime servers that make use of all CPU cores on a machine/instance. It removes the limitations of having to run your Node.js server as a single thread and makes your backend resilient by automatically recovering from worker crashes and aggregating errors into a central log.

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

"Simple" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Faye, while over 8 developers mention "Cluster mode is awesome" as the leading cause for choosing SocketCluster.

Faye and SocketCluster are both open source tools. It seems that SocketCluster with 5.35K GitHub stars and 283 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Faye with 4.2K GitHub stars and 386 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, SocketCluster has a broader approval, being mentioned in 6 company stacks & 3 developers stacks; compared to Faye, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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 SocketCluster?

SocketCluster is a fast, highly scalable HTTP + realtime server engine which lets you build multi-process realtime servers that make use of all CPU cores on a machine/instance. It removes the limitations of having to run your Node.js server as a single thread and makes your backend resilient by automatically recovering from worker crashes and aggregating errors into a central log.
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        What are some alternatives to Faye and SocketCluster?
        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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