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Unicorn vs Unicorns: What are the differences?

Unicorn: Rack HTTP server for fast clients and Unix. Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients; Unicorns: Live stream your iPhone screen. Live stream your iPhone or iPad screen. Produced by Lookback.

Unicorn and Unicorns are primarily classified as "Web Servers" and "Device Streaming" tools respectively.

Unicorn is an open source tool with 1.35K GitHub stars and 249 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Unicorn's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Unicorn
Pros of Unicorns
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    Fast
  • 59
    Performance
  • 36
    Web server
  • 30
    Open Source
  • 30
    Very light
  • 27
    Rack http server
  • 18
    Load balancing
  • 14
    Great process management
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    Cons of Unicorn
    Cons of Unicorns
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      Not multithreaded
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      What is Unicorn?

      Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

      What is Unicorns?

      Live stream your iPhone or iPad screen. Produced by Lookback.

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