The GitHub Ruby Library is available on Git to access the API. In this case, developer Wynn Netherland intends to offer Octokit.rb, a project that acts as a wrapper to the API following Ruby conventions. This approach could benefit Ruby developers who have the goals to fork projects, send pull requests, and monitor development.
Pusher has established itself as a leading service for delivering WebSocket messages to connected clients via its simple, RESTful Pusher API. This especially suits application developers working with languages and platforms that struggle to maintain and scale persistent connections. We remove the need to roll a custom solution and work with complex and unfamiliar technologies, and ensure the benefits of a hosted service can be achieved. We've recently added support for WebHooks, which provide a different sort of real-time solution.