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Pros of SignalR
Pros of SockJS
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    Supports .NET server
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    Fallback to SSE, forever frame, long polling
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    Open source
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    Ease of use
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    Cons of SignalR
    Cons of SockJS
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      Requires jQuery
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      Expertise hard to get
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      Weak iOS and Android support
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      Big differences between ASP.NET and Core versions
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      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.

      What is SockJS?

      It gives you a coherent, cross-browser, Javascript API which creates a low latency, full duplex, cross-domain communication channel between the browser and the web server, with WebSockets or without.

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      What tools integrate with SignalR?
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        What are some alternatives to SignalR and SockJS?
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        Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
        RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
        It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.
        It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.
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