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Faye vs SignalR: What are the differences?

Developers describe Faye as "Simple pub/sub messaging for the web". Faye is a set of tools for simple publish-subscribe messaging between web clients. It ships with easy-to-use message routing servers for Node.js and Rack applications, and clients that can be used on the server and in the browser. On the other hand, SignalR is detailed as "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.

Faye and SignalR belong to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack.

"Simple" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Faye, while over 7 developers mention "Supports .NET server" as the leading cause for choosing SignalR.

Faye and SignalR are both open source tools. SignalR with 7.75K GitHub stars and 2.19K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Faye with 4.2K GitHub stars and 386 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, SignalR has a broader approval, being mentioned in 22 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to Faye, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Faye
Pros of SignalR
  • 6
    Simple
  • 5
    Open source
  • 5
    Node.js
  • 2
    Real-time
  • 2
    Scalable
  • 2
    Ruby (EventMachine)
  • 2
    BAYEUX Protocol (not proprietary)
  • 26
    Supports .NET server
  • 17
    Real-time
  • 13
    Free
  • 13
    Fallback to SSE, forever frame, long polling
  • 12
    WebSockets
  • 7
    Simple
  • 7
    JSON
  • 6
    Open source
  • 4
    Ease of use
  • 4
    Cool

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Cons of Faye
Cons of SignalR
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    • 2
      Requires jQuery
    • 2
      Expertise hard to get
    • 1
      Weak iOS and Android support
    • 1
      Big differences between ASP.NET and Core versions

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    What is Faye?

    Faye is a set of tools for simple publish-subscribe messaging between web clients. It ships with easy-to-use message routing servers for Node.js and Rack applications, and clients that can be used on the server and in the browser.

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