Socket.IO vs. NATS

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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 NATS?

Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.

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

Why do developers choose NATS?
Why do you like NATS?

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

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

What companies use Socket.IO?
679 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use NATS?
28 companies on StackShare use NATS
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 NATS?

  • 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.

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