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What is Puma?

Unlike other Ruby Webservers, Puma was built for speed and parallelism. Puma is a small library that provides a very fast and concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby web applications.
Puma is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
Puma is an open source tool with 7.3K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Puma's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Puma?

Companies
133 companies reportedly use Puma in their tech stacks, including StackShare, Microsoft, and Product Hunt.

Developers
204 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Puma.
Pros of Puma
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Convenient
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Free
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Easy
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Multithreaded
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Default Rails server
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First-class support for WebSockets
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Consumes less memory than Unicorn
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Lightweight
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Fast
Decisions about Puma

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Puma in their tech stack.

Mark Ndungu
Software Developer at Nouveta · | 4 upvotes · 12.7K views
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I have an integration service that pulls data from third party systems saves it and returns it to the user of the service. We can pull large data sets with the service and response JSON can go up to 5MB with gzip compression. I currently use Rails 6 and Ruby 2.7.2 and Puma web server. Slow clients tend to prevent other users from accessing the system. Am considering a switch to Unicorn.

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Puma Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Puma?
Atlas
Atlas is one foundation to manage and provide visibility to your servers, containers, VMs, configuration management, service discovery, and additional operations services.
Panther
It is a convenient standalone library to scrape websites and to run end-to-end tests using real browsers.
NGINX
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.
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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Puma's Followers
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