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ws vs uWebSockets: What are the differences?

ws: A Node.js WebSocket library. It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation; uWebSockets: Simple, secure & standards compliant web I/O for the most demanding of applications. It is a simple to use yet thoroughly optimized implementation of HTTP and WebSockets. It comes with built-in pub/sub support, HTTP routing, TLS 1.3, IPv6, permessage-deflate and is battle tested as one of the most popular implementations, reaching many end-users daily.

ws and uWebSockets belong to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by ws are:

  • Simple to use
  • Blazing fast
  • WebSocket client and server for Node.js

On the other hand, uWebSockets provides the following key features:

  • HTTP and Websockets
  • Built-in pub/sub support
  • HTTP routing

ws and uWebSockets are both open source tools. It seems that ws with 12.4K GitHub stars and 1.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than uWebSockets with 10.9K GitHub stars and 1.07K GitHub forks.

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What is uWebSockets?

It is a simple to use yet thoroughly optimized implementation of HTTP and WebSockets. It comes with built-in pub/sub support, HTTP routing, TLS 1.3, IPv6, permessage-deflate and is battle tested as one of the most popular implementations, reaching many end-users daily.

What is ws?

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

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    What are some alternatives to uWebSockets and ws?
    Socket.IO
    It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
    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.
    Pusher
    Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
    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.
    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.
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