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Pusher vs SignalR: What are the differences?

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; SignalR: A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy. SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.

Pusher and SignalR can be categorized as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

"An easy way to give customers realtime features" is the top reason why over 44 developers like Pusher, while over 7 developers mention "Supports .NET server" as the leading cause for choosing SignalR.

SignalR is an open source tool with 7.73K GitHub stars and 2.19K GitHub forks. Here's a link to SignalR's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Pusher has a broader approval, being mentioned in 123 company stacks & 42 developers stacks; compared to SignalR, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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What is Pusher?

Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

What is SignalR?

SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.
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    What are some alternatives to Pusher and SignalR?
    PubNub
    PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server.
    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.
    Socket.IO
    It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
    Google Cloud Pub/Sub
    Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. You can leverage Cloud Pub/Sub’s flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
    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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    Avatar of Nathan Heffley
    Nathan Heffley uses PusherPusher

    In the original prototype all the communication was handled by a backend server. Each client connected directly to the server using the socket.io library. This quickly proved to be messy and unreliable, especially on the cheap server being used to host it.

    Websockets proved to be a little more reliable, but still just as messy and not all browsers support them. That's when the project was switched over to use Pusher. Using Pusher has allowed all but the initial connection code to be off-loaded onto the client. Now instead of communicating through a self-hosted server, clients can communicate pretty much peer-to-peer over Pusher.

    Avatar of Jewel Mahanta
    Jewel Mahanta uses PusherPusher

    Pusher is used to send update notification whenever Lapzbot joins a server.

    Avatar of Tuomas Hietanen
    Tuomas Hietanen uses SignalRSignalR

    All communications between client and server

    Avatar of Ronnie Sunde
    Ronnie Sunde uses SignalRSignalR

    Communication between backend and frontend

    Avatar of Vamsi Krishna
    Vamsi Krishna uses PusherPusher

    Push real-time updates

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