List of 4 essential Node.js frameworks and libraries for building real-time apps

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/node

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  • Socket.io

    Realtime application framework (Node.JS server)

    These are the top-rated on GitHub - https://github.com/socketio/socket.io. maybe personally you use any other replacement that's your opinion but it doesn't mean the above are outdated.

  • SailsJS

    Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js

    Sails.js, sometimes known as Sails, is a real-time MVC framework for developing enterprise-ready Node.js applications.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Express

    Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

    Express.js is a Node.js web app framework to design and develop websites, web apps, and real-time APIs much easier.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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