websocket-client VS SignalR

Compare websocket-client vs SignalR and see what are their differences.


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websocket-client SignalR
2 4
3,068 8,744
1.1% 0.3%
7.1 4.3
19 days ago 1 day ago
Python C#
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of websocket-client. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-25.
  • Sending data to django channels groups via django views
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/codehunter | 25 Apr 2022
    EDIT: I could send the message using the websocket-client from the view
  • Everything about APIs
    11 projects | dev.to | 7 May 2021
    Websockets are (usually) for server to browser communication. The server hosts a WebSocket server, and clients can open a connection to that server. This is popular now mostly because it is faster and less resource-hogging than older ways of solving the problem, like long-polling/COMET. It is possible to connect 2 servers using websockets, but that is not usually what they are used for.


Posts with mentions or reviews of SignalR. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning SignalR yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing websocket-client and SignalR you can also consider the following projects:

Websocket-Sharp - A C# implementation of the WebSocket protocol client and server

SuperSocket - SuperSocket is a light weight, cross platform and extensible socket server application framework.

Fleck - C# Websocket Implementation

WampSharp - A C# implementation of WAMP (The Web Application Messaging Protocol)


WebSocket4NET - A popular .NET WebSocket Client

Websocket.Client - 🔧 .NET/C# websocket client library

Butterfly Server .NET - The Everything is Real-Time C# Backend for Single Page Applications

NetGain - A high performance websocket server library powering Stack Overflow.

Websockets.PCL - C# Websockets for all platforms using native bridges