Socket.io VS deepstream.io

Compare Socket.io vs deepstream.io and see what are their differences.

Socket.io

Realtime application framework (Node.JS server) (by socketio)
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Socket.io deepstream.io
369 5
55,119 6,955
0.6% 0.2%
7.9 5.3
8 days ago 27 days ago
TypeScript TypeScript
MIT License MIT License
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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 2022-01-26.

deepstream.io

Posts with mentions or reviews of deepstream.io. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-01.
  • Ask HN: Who Wants to Collaborate?
    58 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jan 2022
    I'm working on a few projects, from one/two days to platforms.

    The first is OS and is a simple nodeJS environment to deploy applications via lambda and express quickly. Sort of like nestJS except less decorators and more functional (https://vramework.io/). I already know of a few other colleagues that rolled their own propriety versions of this to support enterprise and cloud deployments so decided to OS it.

    The other OS project is a strongly typed postgres/mysql driver. The idea is to generate typescript definitions directly from postgres (https://github.com/vramework/schemats) and then have a think layer ontop of pg-node that gives you strongly typed queries (https://github.com/vramework/postgres-typed).

    An open-source project I spent a few years on the core team is https://deepstream.io/, a realtime-server that allows you to mix and match multiple streaming protocols (mqtt/websocket/others) and allow those clients to talk to each other using pub-sub and records. I'm not longer working for it but wanted to give it a shout out!

    On a non OS project, I have been working on an immersive audio platform for a while now. The main goal is to allow users to pick and choose how audio books progress, and also have a live session mode which allows users to record their pulse / answer questions and a few other metrics and associate it with sentences. I pretty much built and deployed all of it but require some advice/brainstorming on how to proceed now. I built it to satisfy an itch when I was practicing shamanism during the first lockdown when I was in-between contracts / taking time off.

    I also want to build a simple web-pages strategy game based around eco-education, but don't have the bandwidth . If anyone is interested in mixing together gamification and eco-village building might be a fun conversion to bounce ideas!

    All the OS projects above were used to support my personal/a couple professional projects over the last few years.

    Email in profile

  • Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (August 2021)
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Aug 2021
    I'm currently looking for a contract that is part-time that is focused on consultancy or smaller projects (such as setting up containerized AWS environments)

    I am looking for part-time contract or freelance/consulting opportunities at the moment (up to 20 hours/week).

    GitHub: https://github.com/yasserf

    OS projects I am/was core maintainer of: https://vramework.io/ and https://deepstream.io/

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/yasserfadl

    Email: [email protected]

  • Crossbar.io – an open source platform for distributed and microservice apps
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 May 2021
    https://deepstream.io is the closest and has a richer feature set (including a replicating document store), however it seems to have a small ecosystem / community / limited support options, and permissions do not seem as advanced.

    https://nats.io is close but lower level. Has a large community and rich ecosystem however.

    Then you can also mix and match lowever level technologies to achieve the particular set of tradeoffs you need. MQTT, AMQP as the protocol, mosquitto / rabbitmq/zeromq, then json-rpc on top ...

  • Which self hosted Pub/Sub realtime technology (websockets etc) do you use and why?
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/node | 1 Apr 2021
    I can find socket.io, faye, deepstream.io , autobahn-js and nchan, centrifugo. Can you also explain why you chose it and if you had troubles with some other solution?
  • Some good example projects
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/node | 11 Jan 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Socket.io and deepstream.io you can also consider the following projects:

Primus - :zap: Primus, the creator god of the transformers & an abstraction layer for real-time to prevent module lock-in.

SocketCluster - Highly scalable realtime framework

SockJS - WebSocket emulation - Node.js server

Faye - Simple pub/sub messaging for the web

Pusher - Ruby library for Pusher Channels HTTP API

Phaser - Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering.

Centrifugo - Scalable real-time messaging server in a language-agnostic way. Set up once and forever.

Mercure - Server-sent live updates: protocol and reference implementation

vba-websocket - VBA Websocket Sample (Echo Server Client)

Introducing .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) - .NET MAUI is the .NET Multi-platform App UI, a framework for building native device applications spanning mobile, tablet, and desktop.

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