Google Comet?

At the Google I/O developer event a few interesting things have been announced. I blogged earlier this week about Google going real real-time with its Feed API and yesterday they announced some new features in Google App Engine. The interesting part ...Read More

Google going real real-time

There's a log of talk about the real-time web these days, but most of it is talking about stuff that isn't really real-time at all. Most of it just means when you access the data it is up to date, or in some ...Read More

Benchmarking Liberator to 100,000 users

As I mentioned on my previous blog - Comet Servers for a Single-Dealer Platform (SDP) I am performing some new benchmarks for Liberator. These are going to focus on some new things as well as some new figures for our traditional scenarios. Amongst ...Read More

Comet Servers for a Single-Dealer Platform (SDP)

There is a lot more to a Single-Dealer Platform than just a Comet Server, but it is still a key component and often one of the components bought in rather than developed in house. At Caplin we have dedicated much of our ...Read More

Evolution of Comet at Caplin

I have been blogging on CometDaily since before we started Platformability so thought I would take a look back and see if there was anything there that might be of interest to our Platformability audience. Early on in CometDaily's lifetime I wrote a ...Read More

HTML5 WebSocket Failure Rates

Some interesting information on WebSockets recently came to my attention. Greg Wilkins posted to the hybi mailing list about Websocket success rates and TLS extension which links to some original research done by Google employees here while looking at ...Read More

3 Generations of RIA Trading

Matt's post on RIA Streaming Architectures is something we have experienced over the years too. Liberator has always supported bidirectional messaging, but the first people to use it for trading still decided to do the trading part using an App Server, with real ...Read More

PubSubHubbub – the not quite real time web

There seems to be some confusion with some articles I have read about what PubSubHubbub (PuSH) does with regards to the real time web. This article should clear up some aspects of PubSubHubbub. PubSubHubbub is a protocol to turn the polling (pulling) style ...Read More

Build vs Buy, Open vs Proprietary

I just blogged about the build vs buy choice with regards to Single-Dealer Platforms on the SerenDiPity blog. It’s a bit of a new take on the build vs buy debate and how that relates to open source vs proprietary in different software ...Read More

Why we don't need HTML5 WebSocket

I was going to blog about HTML5 WebSocket last week, but got side tracked. In the meantime Greg Wilkins wrote an excellent piece covering some of what I wanted to say - http://blogs.webtide.com/gregw/entry/websocket_chat The idea of WebSocket is sound - it should get past ...Read More