On April 25, this year, GitHub announced that it will be shutting down GitHub Services in order to focus on other areas of the API, such as strengthening GitHub Apps and GraphQL, and improving webhooks. According to GitHub, Webhooks are much easier for both users and GitHub staff to debug on the web because of improved logging.
Using Serverless solutions for real-time communication for web apps solves many challenges. Implementing scalability, reliability and fault tolerance while dealing with WebSocket connections are few of them. When implementing real-time web applications, there are two services provided by AWS – AWS AppSync and AWS IoT. Each of these services has applicability for different use cases based on the features and pricing model they offer.