WebSockets

InsightsSep 11, 2023

WebSockets vs REST: Understanding the Difference

Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
InsightsAug 17, 2023

What are WebSockets, and How Do They Work?

This blog post gives an overview of WebSockets, the pros and cons, and talks about what kind of applications you can build with WebSockets.

Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
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BuildJun 6, 2023

WebSocket Client Guide

This guide features WebSocket client implementations for some of the most popular client-side languages.
Darryn Campbell
Darryn Campbell
Developer Advocate, PubNub
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InsightsMay 10, 2023

Websocket API: An Introduction

In this guide, we discuss the differences between websockets and websocket APIs, their various use cases, and how PubNub can help you harness the power of websocket APIs in your applications.
Chandler Mayo
Chandler Mayo
Solution Engineer, PubNub
InsightsSep 19, 2018

Your Guide To Messaging APIs Web 3.0 Internet Communication

A comparison of HTTP, REST, WebSockets, pub/sub, MQTT and the other messaging apis enabling Web 3.0 communication.

Shyam Purkayastha
Shyam Purkayastha
CTO & Co-Founder, IoTracX
BuildOct 20, 2014

Mitigate and Prevent Subscription Sharing for SaaS Companies

With any subscription based service, particularly SaaS, companies (like Netflix and Adobe Creative Cloud) are dealing with the problem of account subscription sharing. A user can begin a subscription and give another user their login credentials. So how can we mitigate, or better yet, prevent subscription...
Stephen Blum
Stephen Blum
CTO, PubNub
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BuildOct 1, 2014

WebSockets and Long Polling in JavaScript, Ruby and Python

The PubNub Data Stream Network is a very powerful, highly scaled, reliable service for sending and receiving messages across the globe at extraordinary speed and volume.
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
InsightsSep 21, 2013

How PubNub Takes WebSockets to the Next Level

If you want to add real-time functionality to your web or mobile app, you may have considered using the WebSockets protocol to push data between the server and the client’. In our “What are WebSockets?” blog post published last week, we looked at what WebSockets are and why you might use them. In the...
Markus Kohler
Markus Kohler
Developer Advocate, PubNub
InsightsJul 8, 2012

Are HTML5 WebSockets the Panacea for Real-Time Data Push?

As consumers expect more from their websites and apps, a majority of newer sites and mobile apps are adding features that require publish-subscribe. Everything from financial apps, business collaboration, real-time social sharing and newsfeeds, to multiplayer games, chat, and voting apps all require...
Stephen Blum
Stephen Blum
CTO, PubNub