Sanic vs Socket.IO: What are the differences?
Sanic: Python 3.5+ web server that's written to go fast. Sanic is a Flask-like Python 3.5+ web server that's written to go fast. It's based on the work done by the amazing folks at magicstack. On top of being Flask-like, Sanic supports async request handlers; Socket.IO: Realtime application framework (Node.JS server). Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Sanic and Socket.IO are primarily classified as "Web Servers" and "Realtime Backend / API" tools respectively.
"Asyncio" is the primary reason why developers consider Sanic over the competitors, whereas "Real-time" was stated as the key factor in picking Socket.IO.
Sanic and Socket.IO are both open source tools. Socket.IO with 46.7K GitHub stars and 8.53K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Sanic with 12.3K GitHub stars and 1.15K GitHub forks.
PedidosYa, Trello, and triGo GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Socket.IO, whereas Sanic is used by Polyaxon, Oh BiBi, and AdCombo. Socket.IO has a broader approval, being mentioned in 555 company stacks & 385 developers stacks; compared to Sanic, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.