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Real-time Web Applications

by Bill Stavroulakis

At the end of this course you will have a concrete understanding of what real-time web applications are, which technologies are used to create these applications, and how to create them using HTML5 WebSockets.

What you'll learn

A large number of technologies and practices have attempted to tackle real-time demands to constantly update the browser. The new HTML5 WebSocket protocol promises bi-directional communication between the server and the client through a single TCP connection that removes a great load of header information and reduces latency. At the end of this course, you will be fully aware of the technologies needed to build real-time web applications and why HTML5 WebSockets offer us the opportunity to create unique web apps and enhance browser capabilities we had never had the chance to lay our hands on before.

About the author

Bill is a Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert, a Senior Software Engineer at Software Competitiveness International, and the creator of Dotnetweekly. He has over 7 years of experience in building Web Applications and is excited to learn and teach technologies as they develop/mature in the ever-changing world of the web. Bill started his career in Silicon Valley in 2006 developing Facebook applications that grew to have more that 6 million users. He then continued working on the Ruby-on-Rails ... more

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