This month we focus in on WebSockets in HTML5 with Brad Drysdale.
You're probably aware of the various chat systems around the web (facebook chat for example) but recently there has been more of a desire for other types of interaction using these technologies. Many have requested talks on Node.js, Comet long-polling, or similar technologies. WebSockets are the evolution of these technologies, and a developing standard being progressed by the IETF.
The HTML 5 standard specifies new APIs for storage, drawing, drag-and-drop, and other areas that have made web programming painful. Browsers have already begun incorporating parts of HTML 5 (canvas, for example) even though the specification is far from complete. The HTML 5 Communication section includes two additional connectivity features: Server-Sent Events, a standardization of HTTP push, and Web Sockets, a cross-domain safe, full-duplex connection. Server-Sent Events will make real-time updates and notifications easy, and Web Sockets provide the functionality necessary to build chat for the web without the previously required hackery.
Come and hear the latest on what this great technology allows!
Brad Drysdale is the Technical Director in EMEA for Kaazing. Brad has also worked at Openwave and Netscape Communications in various pre-sales and technical evangelist roles.