ws: Detailed Overview & Metrics

v8.17.1(3 days 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 and the browser. It provides a straightforward API for creating WebSocket servers and clients, enabling real-time communication between the server and clients over a persistent connection. ws supports the latest WebSocket protocol versions and offers features like automatic reconnection, permessage-deflate compression, and custom extensions.

Compared to other WebSocket libraries, ws is known for its performance and reliability, making it a popular choice for building WebSocket-based applications. It is actively maintained with regular updates and bug fixes, ensuring compatibility with the latest Node.js versions and browser environments.

Alternatives:
socket.io+
engine.io+
faye-websocket+
sockjs+
websocket+
uws+
websocket-as-promised+
robust-websocket+
isomorphic-ws+
ws-wrapper+

Tags: websocketnode.jsreal-timecommunicationperformance