Socket.IO VS Starscream

Compare Socket.IO vs Starscream and see what are their differences.

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Socket.IO Starscream
2 2
4,623 7,068
0.6% -
3.6 2.4
18 days ago about 1 month ago
Swift Swift
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Socket.IO

Posts with mentions or reviews of Socket.IO. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-13.

Starscream

Posts with mentions or reviews of Starscream. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • I want to make a one-way messaging app but have no idea how to.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/SwiftUI | 30 Mar 2021
    [1] Use Starscreamfor Swift or check out a tutorial on Apple's built-in stuff. Check out this tutorial too, so you understand WebSocketsmore in-depth before you take the plunge.
  • Swift WebSockets: Starscream or URLSession in 2021?
    1 project | dev.to | 2 Mar 2021
    For Swift programmers targeting iOS, macOS, and other Apple platforms in 2021, there are two main libraries that can be used to connect to a WebSocket server: Starscream and URLSession. While both are capable libraries, they also have advantages and disadvantages which are important to consider before choosing one over the other.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Socket.IO and Starscream you can also consider the following projects:

SwiftWebSocket

SocketRocket

Alamofire - Elegant HTTP Networking in Swift

WebSocket - WebSocket implementation for use by Client and Server

SwiftSocket - The easy way to use sockets on Apple platforms

Moya - Network abstraction layer written in Swift.

BlueSocket - Socket framework for Swift using the Swift Package Manager. Works on iOS, macOS, and Linux.

SocketIO-Kit - Socket.io iOS and OSX Client compatible with v1.0 and later

Swift-ActionCableClient - ActionCable is a new WebSocket server being released with Rails 5 which makes it easy to add real-time features to your app. This Swift client makes it dead-simple to connect with that server, abstracting away everything except what you need to get going.