Websocket Shootout: Clojure, C++, Elixir, Go, NodeJS, and Ruby

When a web application has a requirement for real time bidirectional communication, websockets are the natural choice. But what tools should be used to build a websocket server? Performance is important, but so is the development process. A performance benchmark alone is not enough. We also need to consider the ease of development. This shootout compares a simple websocket server implemented idiomatically in Clojure, C++, Elixir, Go, NodeJS, and Ruby.

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Nezir Zahirovic

Freelance software developer Ruby On Rails (4 years) / MCPD .Net / C# / Asp.Net / CSS / SQL / (11 years)

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