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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.

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

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