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SignalR. Code, not toothpaste.

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Almost all HTML5 and web applications today make use of AJAX to communicate between client and server. AJAX is great with asynchronous operations, but what about real-time communication? How would you push a message from server to client? HTML5 WebSockets offer a solution to all of these questions but are not supported in every browser and every network environment. SignalR is the new cool kid on the block: it leverages WebSockets when supported and falls back to different mechanisms when they aren’t. In this session, I’ll show you where and how to use SignalR to create rich real-time applications in the browser. No toothpaste. Just code.

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  • DavidDavid

    You can have Websocket support on windows with nodejs

    and speaking of nodejs, you also have something called socket.io

  • That is correct! I would not use SignalR with nodjes as there's plenty of similar stuff for nodejs out there. But if you want a .NET stack, SignalR will do fine.

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