Node real-time libraries
Notable libraries to build real-time features like notifications, messaging, streaming or tracking in Node.js
Node is one of the best programming languages out there to build real-time applications due to its event-driven and asynchronous nature, messaging and notification delivery are two of the most common use cases for real-time.
WebSocket provides the solution we need. WebSocket is a communication protocol that allows both the client and server to initiate communication.
ws is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation in Node.js, does not work in the browser.
Feathers is a lightweight web-framework for creating real-time applications and REST APIs