Tiny WebSocket library for Go. (by gobwas)

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Posts with mentions or reviews of ws. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-25.
  • TCP or websockets for chat server
    6 projects | | 25 Nov 2021
    Hello, +1 to WebSockets. If you need to choose WS library – go with or You can also look at Centrifugo server (, supports WebSocket, SockJS bidi transports, also EventSource, HTTP-streaming, GRPC unidirectional transports and many builtin features) or Go library.
  • How does TCP connection in net package handle disconnects?
    1 project | | 15 Oct 2021
    I prefer gobwas/ws because it has the high level "easy mode" (though some things will still be a small learning curve if you are used to REST mostly) and a low level API that you can dive into if you need very high performance and don't mind getting deeply into the details. It has the advantage of being written much after the most popular Gorilla websocket implementation which has some complexity and other issues that it can't totally remove in order to keep compatibility for all of its many users. It's also battle-tested via See A Million Websocket and Go for more details on its inception.
  • gobwas/ws: WebSocket library with stable compression extension released in v1.1
    1 project | | 12 Jul 2021
  • Simplest Video Conferencing App:
    2 projects | | 19 Jun 2021
    If you know that mobile and desktop browsers have been fairly well verified, then it probably doesn't matter. Otherwise, if you want another suggestion, I do recommend gobwas. I've used it myself, and it gives the option to use the innards and manage the low level bits if you really need to squeeze out a lot of performance. A Million WebSockets and Go was written about gobwas, which powers
  • Lightweight Websocket library a simple game server?
    10 projects | | 28 May 2021
    I've been using for a while in production, works fantastic. It allows me to control the websocket implementation at a much lower level than gorilla/websocket.


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