I’m doing my best to keep up to speed on any news related to the real-time web. I follow interesting people on Twitter who tweet out links, I subscribe to RSS feeds and I’ve got Google Alerts set up on a number of phrases. Since I’m doing all this work I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing it by publishing the findings in an occasional summary blog post. I generally don’t like blog posts which just say “this is an interesting article” but sometimes, if it raises awareness of good articles, it can be useful. Hopefully it will be.
I tend to first post the links on the Real-Time Web Software and Technologies LinkedIn group so if you are interested on getting the news as I find it, or contributing your own real-time web finds then please join the group. Also feel free to Tweet at me or contact me via the website if you find anything interesting and relevant.
- 5 Signs You Need HTML5 Web Sockets (Part 1) – Kaazing – Part 2, 3, 4 and 5 are also available.
- WebSocket Chat – A discussion about creating a Chat application using WebSockets – Greg Wilkins
- Why we don’t need HTML5 WebSocket – a discussion on the problems with WebSockets – Martin Tyler
Real-Time Web in action
- The Social Media Response to Disaster in Haiti – An article on how real-time web technologies were used in response to the Haiti disaster – Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared
- When were you when Tendulkar scored 200? – Ok, this isn’t actually an example of Real-Time Web in action. But it should be! This is a great example of where adding a dash of real-time web to your website could actually help you scale (stop users hitting Refresh) – Martin Tyler
Real-Time Web technology
- Building Real-Time web apps with Rails 3 – LakTEK
- Using real-time web software and technology to distribute events – Phil Leggetter (that’s me)
- It’s not just Twitter (who use Open Source real-time web technology) - Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
- The Real-Time Web (a list of web applications that are built on or user Real-Time Web technology – or claim to) – Robert D. Hof (Business Week)
- Lightstreamer 3.6 is out! – Lightstreamer release new versions of their components including support for Silverlight, Flex AMF, and Bidirectional Web Streaming