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.