Fastify-Websocket Web Sockets

Fastify WebSocket plugin, WebSocket handling for Fastify.

#What is Fastify-Websocket?

Fastify-Websocket is a WebSocket plugin for Fastify, a popular web framework for Node.js. It enables real-time, bidirectional communication between the server and clients over a single, long-lived connection. The plugin leverages the WebSocket protocol and offers a range of features to simplify the development of WebSocket-based applications.

#Fastify-Websocket Key Features

Most recognizable Fastify-Websocket features include:

  • Simple API for defining WebSocket endpoints
  • Automatic handling of WebSocket protocol upgrade requests
  • Support for custom WebSocket message handlers
  • Support for WebSocket server-side broadcasts and room management
  • Optional integration with JSON schema validation
  • Integration with Fastify’s request lifecycle hooks

#Fastify-Websocket Use-Cases

Some of the Fastify-Websocket use-cases are:

  • Real-time chat applications
  • Multiplayer online games
  • Live dashboard and monitoring applications
  • Real-time collaboration tools
  • Stock market and financial trading applications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) data exchange and control

#Fastify-Websocket Summary

Fastify-Websocket is a plugin for the Fastify web framework that provides WebSocket capabilities for building real-time, bidirectional communication applications. It offers a simple API, custom message handlers, and supports JSON schema validation. It is ideal for building real-time chat, gaming, monitoring, and collaboration applications, as well as IoT data exchange and control.

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