Pusher vs WCF: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is WCF? A runtime and a set of APIs for building connected, service-oriented applications. It is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using this, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another. A service endpoint can be part of a continuously available service hosted by IIS, or it can be a service hosted in an application.
Pusher and WCF can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.
Product Hunt, Groupon, and Accenture are some of the popular companies that use Pusher, whereas WCF is used by Bluebeam Software, Heimdal Security, and KGS Buildings. Pusher has a broader approval, being mentioned in 125 company stacks & 42 developers stacks; compared to WCF, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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