ws: Detailed Overview & Metrics

v8.16.0(2 months ago)

This package is actively maintained.Types definitions are provided via a separate npm package: @types/wsNumber of direct dependencies: 0Monthly npm downloads

ws is a simple and efficient WebSocket implementation for Node.js. It provides a WebSocket server and client that can be used to establish real-time, bidirectional communication between a server and clients. ws supports the latest WebSocket protocol versions and provides a straightforward API for sending and receiving messages.

Compared to other WebSocket libraries, ws is known for its lightweight and high-performance nature. It has a small memory footprint and is optimized for handling a large number of concurrent connections. ws also supports various WebSocket extensions and provides advanced features like per-message compression and automatic reconnection.

ws is actively maintained and widely used in the Node.js ecosystem. It is a popular choice for building real-time applications, chat systems, multiplayer games, and other applications that require real-time communication.

Alternatives:
socket.io+
engine.io+
faye-websocket+
sockjs+
websocket+
uWebSockets.js+
socketcluster+
deepstream.io+
primus+
clusterws+

Tags: javascriptwebsocketreal-timecommunicationnode.js