Explore more of the differences between these two technologies as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
- Only having to write code once makes it simple and easy for developers to maintain their code.
- It provides a more seamless user experience.
- One of the main drawbacks is that it can be difficult to debug, as errors can occur on both the client and server sides of an application.
- Generally, HTTP has a 2000-byte overhead, but WebSocket only has a 2-byte cost.
- It also offers compatibility between platforms (web, desktop, mobile).
- You’ll need a web browser that supports HTML5.
- WebSocket lacks features that would allow for successful completion, similar to AJAX.
- Unlike HTTP, WebSocket doesn’t support caching at the network’s intermediaries or edges.
- Friendly HTTP statuses, bodies, and other components cannot be used to develop a minimally functional alternative protocol.
- If your application doesn’t require a lot of dynamic interaction, HTTP will be much simpler to develop.