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Simple, secure & standards compliant web I/O for the most demanding of applications

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.
uWebSockets is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
uWebSockets is an open source tool with 15.2K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to uWebSockets's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses uWebSockets?


13 developers on StackShare have stated that they use uWebSockets.

uWebSockets Integrations

C++, Linux, Windows, macOS, and HarperDB are some of the popular tools that integrate with uWebSockets. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with uWebSockets.

Blog Posts

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uWebSockets's Features

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

uWebSockets Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to uWebSockets?
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.
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 is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
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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uWebSockets's Followers
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