SockJS Alternatives

    SockJS is described as 'browser JavaScript library that provides a WebSocket-like object. SockJS gives you a coherent, cross-browser, Js API which creates a low latency, full duplex, cross-domain communication channel between the browser and the web server' and is an app in the Development category. There are five alternatives to SockJS for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, JavaScript and Node.JS. The best alternative is Socket.io, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SockJS are Faye (Free, Open Source), Primus (Free, Open Source), UbSub (Free) and SocketCluster (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Oct 9, 2017

    • Socket.IO aims to make real-time apps possible in every browser and mobile device, blurring the differences between the different transport mechanisms.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • JavaScript
      • C++
      • Java
      • Node.JS
    • Faye is a set of tools for simple publish-subscribe messaging between web clients. It ships with easy-to-use message routing servers for Node.js and Rack applications, and clients that can be used on the server and in the browser.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • JavaScript
      • Node.JS


    • Primus, the creator god of the transformers & an abstraction layer for real-time to prevent module lock-in.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • JavaScript
      • Node.JS
    • Route events from and to popular destinations like github, bitbucket, IFTTT, Zapier, IoT devices (Arduino, particle, etc), and many more! Easily test webhooks, and manage your event-based systems without learning AWS.
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      • Free
      • Online
      • Arduino IDE
      • Linux Mint
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • A scalable framework for realtime apps and microservices.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • JavaScript
      • Node.JS