Firebase vs. Socket.IO vs. Firehose.io

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What is 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.

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 Firehose.io?

Firehose is both a Rack application and JavaScript library that makes building real-time web applications possible.
Why do developers choose Firebase?
Why do you like Firebase?

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

Why do developers choose Firehose.io?
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What are the cons of using Firebase?
Downsides of Firebase?

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
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What are the cons of using Firehose.io?
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How much does Firebase cost?
Firebase Pricing
How much does Socket.IO cost?
How much does Firehose.io cost?
What companies use Firebase?
1015 companies on StackShare use Firebase
What companies use Socket.IO?
679 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Firehose.io?
1 companies on StackShare use Firehose.io
What tools integrate with Firebase?
23 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase
What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
What tools integrate with Firehose.io?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Firehose.io

What are some alternatives to Firebase, Socket.IO, and Firehose.io?

  • 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.
  • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.

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