Socket.IO

JavaScript networking library that runs server-side on Node.js and in the browser. It abstracts away websockets and other communication schemes and thus enables to "push" messages from the client to the server and vice versa using symmetric syntax.

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First released 2015
Developed by Guillermo Rauch
Latest stable version 2.0
Open-source Yes
Used by Microsoft Office, Yammer, Zendesk, Trello

Interesting facts

Socket.io enables developers to use their technology in a bunch of different applications

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