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Google Cloud Pub/Sub vs ws: What are the differences?

Google Cloud Pub/Sub: Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data. 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; ws: A Node.js WebSocket library. It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.

Google Cloud Pub/Sub and ws can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

ws is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ws's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Google Cloud Pub/Sub
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    Easy to set-up and start with
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    Https://github.com/googleapis/nodejs-pubsub
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    A great choice for microservice architecture
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    FYI it has a github repo. please add it
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    Efficient and practical for complex systems
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      Need integration with stackdriver for monitoring
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      What is 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.

      What is ws?

      It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.

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      RabbitMQ
      RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
      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.
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