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What is ws?

It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.
ws is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
ws is an open source tool with 20.6K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to ws's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses ws?

13 companies reportedly use ws in their tech stacks, including ElonSucks.org, Phabricator, and Platform.

166 developers on StackShare have stated that they use ws.

ws Integrations

Blog Posts

Oct 3 2019 at 7:13PM

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ws's Features

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

ws Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to ws?
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.
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
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.
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.
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ws's Followers
184 developers follow ws to keep up with related blogs and decisions.