May 2008 - Alessandro Alinone's talk at Great Indian Developer Summit
Video of the talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsdWIN3YP7I
Ajax has proven a successful means to revamp the Web and facilitate the migration of many applications from "thick" clients to browser-based and zero-install clients. But several applications require real-time data to be effective (for example: financial market data visualization; online auctions; online gaming; messaging systems and social networks). The Comet paradigm, as an extension to the "traditional" Ajax techniques, allows any web page to receive real-time data pushed by a specialized server. This talk will introduce Comet from both a technical and historical perspectives. Several examples will be shown and a simple application, based on the Lightstreamer Comet framework, will be developed from scratch.