The web has been largely built around the so-called request/response paradigm of HTTP. A client loads up a web page and then nothing happens until the user clicks onto the next page. Around 2005, AJAX started to make the web feel more dynamic. Still, all HTTP communication was steered by the client, which required user interaction or periodic polling to load new data from the server.
Html5 Websockets will give us a more real-time web because the server can talk back to the browser. We’ll talk about what this means and how you can use this in your desktop browser and mobile web applications.
Eric Sowell is an avid .NET developer who gets into as many technologies as he can though with a focus on ASP.NET. He is a Development Lead, Mobile at Match.com and enjoys writing code which serves up Html millions of times on a daily basis. Eric is the father of three children and the husband of one wife. He has no pets but does want fish. When not being a geek or hanging with the family, he enjoys reading, writing and doing research primarily in the realms of ancient Greek, biblical studies and early Christianity.