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Firehose.io vs Pushpin: What are the differences?

What is Firehose.io? Build realtime Ruby web applications. Firehose is both a Rack application and JavaScript library that makes building real-time web applications possible.

What is Pushpin? Reverse proxy for realtime web services. Pushpin is a reverse proxy server that makes it easy to build realtime web services. The project is unique among realtime push solutions in that it is designed to address the needs of API creators.

Firehose.io and Pushpin belong to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Firehose.io are:

  • Firehose embraces RESTful design prinicpals and consequently works great with any library that speaks HTTP
  • Integrates with Backbone.js and Ember.js
  • Hook it into an ORM, like ActiveRecord

On the other hand, Pushpin provides the following key features:

  • Supports HTTP streaming, HTTP long-polling, and WebSockets.
  • Clients communicate using your API contract. Pushpin is a server-side implementation detail.
  • Since Pushpin is a proxy server, the backend can be written in any language.

Pushpin is an open source tool with 2.53K GitHub stars and 96 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Pushpin's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Firehose.io?

Firehose is both a Rack application and JavaScript library that makes building real-time web applications possible.

What is Pushpin?

Pushpin is a reverse proxy server that makes it easy to build realtime web services. The project is unique among realtime push solutions in that it is designed to address the needs of API creators.
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