Why no WebSocket server API?

WebSocket consists of a simple Javascript API and a protocol definition. It is fairly simple in concept and the Javascript API makes it very easy to use within any web page. There is lots of talk about compatibility, support and issues with WebSocket which ...Read More

iPhone and iPad WebSocket support

With the release of iOS 4.2 yesterday Mobile Safari has been upgraded to support WebSocket, along with some other new features too. I have been reasonably vocal about how WebSocket isn't the answer to everything, mainly due to browser support and the ...Read More

HTML5 WebSocket support

Dylan has posted a good round up of the state of WebSocket support over on CometDaily. As you can see, the browser support is limited, and the version of WebSocket supported comes into it too. The two biggest browsers, Internet Explorer and ...Read More

The Web is Dead. Long Live the (3D) Web

Ok, well actually it's a bit more like the web is getting ready to transform. - quite literally. ;-) Developers will start needing to get familiar with depth cueing, mip mapping, vector normals, and perspective transforms as the standard hardware accelerated 3D capability becomes ...Read More

Real world benchmarking scenarios

I have blogged about benchmarking before, describing the process. Most of the benchmarking I have done on Liberator and other products has used fairly simple scenarios, testing the core capabilities of the server to pass messages to clients as fast as possible. ...Read More

Will IE9 save us from IE6?

Microsoft have released a beta of IE9, you can download it from http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/. It seems that the battle of the browsers these days has a lot to do with being the best and fastest for modern standards like HTML5. In the past, ...Read More

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

RT @detyro: Time to get Emotional about your markup: http://bit.ly/9FEYBg the W3C release Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0 # RT @ian_alderson:RT @bymathias: jScrollPane http://bit.ly/dxiVPK #jquery plugin-allows you to replace ...Read More

Make bidirectional use of Comet – not just half of it!

In my blog Comet Servers for a Single-Dealer Platform (SDP) one of the questions I posed was whether a Comet server supports bidirectional messaging. The key feature of Comet has always been the 'server push' aspect - being able to send data ...Read More

So what can you do with Free Liberator?

Last week I was on the panel at the London Ajax Comet event along with a number of other people representing Comet products. Comet servers are nothing new and there are lots of options out there now, some open source, some free, ...Read More

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-18

RT @ajaxian: Strobe; A hot new HTML5-touch startup founded by Charles Jolley: http://bit.ly/blCsau # RT @cometdaily: Reminder, London Comet panel is tonight http://www.meetup.com/londonajax/calendar/13682478/ @london_ajax # Platformability's latest UX post! With ...Read More