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Firehose.io vs SignalR: What are the differences?

Firehose.io: Build realtime Ruby web applications. Firehose is both a Rack application and JavaScript library that makes building real-time web applications possible; 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.

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

SignalR is an open source tool with 7.75K GitHub stars and 2.19K GitHub forks. Here's a link to SignalR's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Firehose.io
Pros of SignalR
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    RESTful
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    Rails gem
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    Works with ActiveRecord
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    Clean way to build real-time web applications
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    Supports .NET server
  • 17
    Real-time
  • 13
    Free
  • 13
    Fallback to SSE, forever frame, long polling
  • 12
    WebSockets
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    Simple
  • 7
    JSON
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    Open source
  • 4
    Ease of use
  • 4
    Cool

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Cons of Firehose.io
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      Requires jQuery
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      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 Firehose.io?

    Firehose is both a Rack application and JavaScript library that makes building real-time web applications possible.

    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 Firehose.io 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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