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Comet
           Moving towards a real-time Web

           Simon Willison
           Highland Fling
           3rd April ...
Comet
           Moving towards a real-time Web
           Real developers fight browsers with their bare hands!

         ...
Comet: any technique
that allows a web server
 to push events “live” to
  connected browsers
A new name for a very
     old technique
• Also known as...
 • HTTP push
 • Server push
 • Reverse Ajax
 • Pushlets
Coined by Alex Russell in 2006
Deliberately named after a kitchen cleaner
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Comet at the Highland Fling

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Presented at the Highland Fling in Edinburgh on the 3rd of April 2008.

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  1. 1. Comet Moving towards a real-time Web Simon Willison Highland Fling 3rd April 2008 Header image: http://svn.xantus.org/shortbus/trunk/cometd-perl/html/
  2. 2. Comet Moving towards a real-time Web Real developers fight browsers with their bare hands! Simon Willison Highland Fling 3rd April 2008 Header image: http://svn.xantus.org/shortbus/trunk/cometd-perl/html/
  3. 3. Comet: any technique that allows a web server to push events “live” to connected browsers
  4. 4. A new name for a very old technique • Also known as... • HTTP push • Server push • Reverse Ajax • Pushlets
  5. 5. Coined by Alex Russell in 2006
  6. 6. Deliberately named after a kitchen cleaner
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