Node.JS Looking for an alternative to socket.IO

Problem

I’ve been testing Node.JS and Socket.IO for a couple of days. I’m interested in a real-time application that’s why I’m testing Socket.IO, problem is I found many problems on several browsers. Chrome always works but IE and Firefox only some times.

My question is, is there a way to push information from the server to the client without sockets (socket.io)? I don’t want to set an interval in the client and check if something changes on the server side every “n” seconds.

Problem courtesy of: oscarm

Solution

Socket.IO has had some bugs recently, but they’re being actively worked on, so I encourage you to check back later (it may even already be working better now, as there are commits almost every day). This is the issue you should be watching: http://github.com/LearnBoost/Socket.IO-node/issues#issue/63

Solution courtesy of: ehsanul

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