graphql-ws VS graphql-sse

Compare graphql-ws vs graphql-sse and see what are their differences.

graphql-ws

Coherent, zero-dependency, lazy, simple, GraphQL over WebSocket Protocol compliant server and client. (by enisdenjo)

graphql-sse

Zero-dependency, HTTP/1 safe, simple, GraphQL over Server-Sent Events Protocol server and client. (by enisdenjo)
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graphql-ws graphql-sse
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8.8 8.1
16 days ago 12 days ago
TypeScript TypeScript
MIT License MIT License
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graphql-ws

Posts with mentions or reviews of graphql-ws. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-24.
  • Graph-ql subscriptions without Apollo
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/graphql | 24 Jun 2022
    The GraphQL over WebSocket solution definitely requires an additional library on the client for the complexity of the protocol (namely graphql-ws). The readme of that project describes how you can connect to a GraphQL over WebSocket compliant server.
  • Issues with deploy
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/Netlify | 9 Jun 2022
    10:29:46 AM: Build ready to start 10:29:47 AM: build-image version: d2c6dbeac570350a387d832f64bc980dc964ad65 (focal) 10:29:47 AM: build-image tag: v4.8.0 10:29:47 AM: buildbot version: d7330f24833f29d0263d28116347ab83094a2561 10:29:47 AM: Fetching cached dependencies 10:29:48 AM: Failed to fetch cache, continuing with build 10:29:48 AM: Starting to prepare the repo for build 10:29:48 AM: No cached dependencies found. Cloning fresh repo 10:29:48 AM: git clone https://github.com/josephmasongsong/josephmasongsong-v2 10:29:49 AM: Preparing Git Reference refs/heads/main 10:29:49 AM: Parsing package.json dependencies 10:29:50 AM: Starting build script 10:29:50 AM: Installing dependencies 10:29:50 AM: Python version set to 2.7 10:29:51 AM: Downloading and installing node v16.15.0... 10:29:51 AM: Downloading https://nodejs.org/dist/v16.15.0/node-v16.15.0-linux-x64.tar.xz... 10:29:51 AM: Computing checksum with sha256sum 10:29:52 AM: Checksums matched! 10:29:54 AM: Now using node v16.15.0 (npm v8.5.5) 10:29:54 AM: Started restoring cached build plugins 10:29:54 AM: Finished restoring cached build plugins 10:29:54 AM: Attempting ruby version 2.7.2, read from environment 10:29:56 AM: Using ruby version 2.7.2 10:29:56 AM: Using PHP version 8.0 10:29:56 AM: No npm workspaces detected 10:29:56 AM: Started restoring cached node modules 10:29:56 AM: Finished restoring cached node modules 10:29:57 AM: Installing NPM modules using NPM version 8.5.5 10:29:59 AM: npm WARN EBADENGINE Unsupported engine { 10:29:59 AM: npm WARN EBADENGINE package: '[email protected]', 10:29:59 AM: npm WARN EBADENGINE required: { npm: 'please-use-yarn', yarn: '>= 1.19.1' }, 10:29:59 AM: npm WARN EBADENGINE current: { node: 'v16.15.0', npm: '8.5.5' } 10:29:59 AM: npm WARN EBADENGINE } 10:30:16 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: See https://github.com/lydell/source-map-url#deprecated 10:30:16 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: See https://github.com/lydell/source-map-resolve#deprecated 10:30:17 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Please upgrade to version 7 or higher. Older versions may use Math.random() in certain circumstances, which is known to be problematic. See https://v8.dev/blog/math-random for details. 10:30:17 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Please upgrade to version 7 or higher. Older versions may use Math.random() in certain circumstances, which is known to be problematic. See https://v8.dev/blog/math-random for details. 10:30:17 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Please upgrade to version 7 or higher. Older versions may use Math.random() in certain circumstances, which is known to be problematic. See https://v8.dev/blog/math-random for details. 10:30:20 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Package moved to @redux-devtools/extension. 10:30:21 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: The querystring API is considered Legacy. new code should use the URLSearchParams API instead. 10:30:25 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: The `subscriptions-transport-ws` package is no longer maintained. We recommend you use `graphql-ws` instead. For help migrating Apollo software to `graphql-ws`, see https://www.apollographql.com/docs/apollo-server/data/subscriptions/#switching-from-subscriptions-transport-ws For general help using `graphql-ws`, see https://github.com/enisdenjo/graphql-ws/blob/master/README.md 10:30:30 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: No longer maintained. Use [lru-cache](http://npm.im/lru-cache) version 7.6 or higher, and provide an asynchronous `fetchMethod` option. 10:30:31 AM: npm WARN deprecated @types/[email protected]: This is a stub types definition. vfile-message provides its own type definitions, so you do not need this installed. 10:30:36 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: The querystring API is considered Legacy. new code should use the URLSearchParams API instead. 10:30:40 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: Please see https://github.com/lydell/urix#deprecated 10:30:41 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: https://github.com/lydell/resolve-url#deprecated 10:30:44 AM: npm WARN deprecated [email protected]: This SVGO version is no longer supported. Upgrade to v2.x.x. 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! code E401 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! Incorrect or missing password. 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! If you were trying to login, change your password, create an 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! authentication token or enable two-factor authentication then 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! that means you likely typed your password in incorrectly. 10:31:11 AM: Creating deploy upload records 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! Please try again, or recover your password at: 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! https://www.npmjs.com/forgot 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! If you were doing some other operation then your saved credentials are 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! probably out of date. To correct this please try logging in again with: 10:31:11 AM: Failed during stage 'building site': Build script returned non-zero exit code: 1 (https://ntl.fyi/exit-code-1) 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! npm login 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in: 10:31:11 AM: npm ERR! /opt/buildhome/.npm/_logs/2022-06-09T17_29_57_939Z-debug-0.log 10:31:11 AM: Error during NPM install 10:31:11 AM: Build was terminated: Build script returned non-zero exit code: 1 10:31:11 AM: Failing build: Failed to build site 10:31:11 AM: Finished processing build request in 1m24.040513333s
  • GraphQL Subscriptions: Why we use SSE/Fetch over Websockets
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/graphql | 27 Apr 2022
    There is already a JavaScript implementation for server + client with support for multiplexing from the same maintainer of graphql-ws: graphql-sse
  • how it subscription work on the apollo server?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/graphql | 26 Apr 2022
    Actually WebSocket is not the only protocol for executing GraphQL subscriptions. There is also a graphql-over-sse protocol, which is much more lightweight, and uses Server Sent Events. A popular implementation of it is the graphql-sse library, which is maintained by the same person as graphql-ws. The setup and API of both libraries is pretty similar.
  • Advice on using graphql-ws with Apollo/React
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/graphql | 25 Oct 2021
    That said, I feel so close to success that I can't quite give up. I am using graphql-ws as I understand this to be the new standard implementation of GraphQL Subscriptions. However, of course, Apollo subscriptions have not been updated to implement this. So, looking at the Recipes over on the graphql-ws documentation I have found the guide for using Apollo client. However as I am new to Apollo, it is using a lot of terms I am unfamiliar with.
  • GraphQL Subscriptions and Mikro-Orm in 2021
    2 projects | dev.to | 14 Oct 2021
    Okay but seriously, if you've fallen down the rabbit hole of Apollo docs pointing you towards one library (subscription-transport-ws) which then points you to another (graphql-ws) , and so on and so forth, then hopefully this helps pull you out.
  • How does a client know if the server managing its subscription goes offline? (Multiple instances)
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/graphql | 23 Sep 2021
    The most common protocol used today for subscriptions is the Apollo websocket protocol.
  • Graphql Subscriptions w/o apollo
    1 project | reddit.com/r/graphql | 15 Sep 2021
    GraphQL subscriptions are just web sockets. You can check graphql-ws package if you want something without Apollo dependency. Though I don't understand why you want to not depend on it in the first place.
  • GraphQL Tools V8 - Stitch Federation Services
    4 projects | dev.to | 29 Jul 2021
    New GraphQL-WS ✔️
  • Subscriptions and Live Queries - Real Time with GraphQL
    5 projects | dev.to | 29 Jul 2021
    The interesting thing is that we can use any transport for delivering the results to client. The most popular implementation (as mentioned before) is subscriptions-transport-ws. Unfortunately, since it is poorly maintained, the GraphQL Working Group came up with a new implementation over WebSockets, graphql-ws.

graphql-sse

Posts with mentions or reviews of graphql-sse. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-24.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing graphql-ws and graphql-sse you can also consider the following projects:

subscriptions-transport-ws - :arrows_clockwise: A WebSocket client + server for GraphQL subscriptions

apollo-server - 🌍  Spec-compliant and production ready JavaScript GraphQL server that lets you develop in a schema-first way. Built for Express, Connect, Hapi, Koa, and more.

GraphQL Kotlin - Libraries for running GraphQL in Kotlin

graphql-helix - A highly evolved GraphQL HTTP Server 🧬

ws - Simple to use, blazing fast and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server for Node.js

better-sqlite3 - The fastest and simplest library for SQLite3 in Node.js.

react-relay - Relay is a JavaScript framework for building data-driven React applications.

fastify-websocket - basic websocket support for fastify

graphql-tools - :wrench: Build, mock, and stitch a GraphQL schema using the schema language

graphql-spec - GraphQL is a query language and execution engine tied to any backend service.

pothos - Pothos GraphQL is library for creating GraphQL schemas in typescript using a strongly typed code first approach

graphql-over-http - Working draft of "GraphQL over HTTP" specification