nginx vs Pusher: What are the differences?
nginx: A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet. nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018; Pusher: Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code. Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
nginx belongs to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack, while Pusher can be primarily classified under "Realtime Backend / API".
"High-performance http server" is the top reason why over 1437 developers like nginx, while over 44 developers mention "An easy way to give customers realtime features" as the leading cause for choosing Pusher.
nginx is an open source tool with 9.11K GitHub stars and 3.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to nginx's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use nginx, whereas Pusher is used by Product Hunt, Groupon, and Accenture. nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8674 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to Pusher, which is listed in 125 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.
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