Pusher vs ws: What are the differences?
Pusher: Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code. Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features; ws: A Node.js WebSocket library. It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.
Pusher and ws can be categorized as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.
Some of the features offered by Pusher are:
- Easily build scalable in-app notifications, chat, realtime graphs, geotracking and more in your web & mobile apps with our hosted pub/sub messaging API.
- Send programmable push notifications to iOS and Android devices with delivery and open rate tracking built in.
- Easily add 1-1 and group Chat to your web & mobile apps. Presence, message storage, rich media, notifications, typing indicators and more.
On the other hand, ws provides the following key features:
- Simple to use
- Blazing fast
- WebSocket client and server for Node.js
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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