What is the best way to build production-ready chat application?

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  • Socket.io

    Realtime application framework (Node.JS server)

    Basically I am working on the project where we need to built the chat application for the client in MERN stack. I am familiar with the MERN stack, and worked on multiple projects and React.js in general is the technology that I am working on for almost 2 years now. I now about Socket.io and watched a few courses on "how to build the chat app using socket.io and React.js".

  • Stream-Framework

    Stream Framework is a Python library, which allows you to build news feed, activity streams and notification systems using Cassandra and/or Redis. The authors of Stream-Framework also provide a cloud service for feed technology:

    What are the issues that we could encounter with using the Socket.io and this whole architecture in general? Should we opt on using the getstream.io as a choice for the whole backend or something else?

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

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