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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.
Firehose.io is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.

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Firehose.io Integrations

Pros of Firehose.io
Rails gem
Works with ActiveRecord
Clean way to build real-time web applications

Firehose.io's Features

  • 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

Firehose.io Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Firehose.io?
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.
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
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.
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.
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