Server Scalability – HTML5 websockets vs Comet

There's an interesting discussion over on stackoverflow about server scalability and HTML5 WebSockets vs Comet. I have blogged in the past on the topic of server performance and about WebSocket and have just contributed to the stackoverflow thread. Anyway, ...Read More

Real-time Web on LinkedIn

There's some interesting discussion on the Real-time web Software and Technologies group between Phil Leggetter (ex-Caplin, now Pusher), Frank Greco (Kaazing), Alessandro Alinone (Lightstreamer) and myself. It covers some of the long running issues with terminology in the area of Comet ...Read More

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

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

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

London Ajax Comet Panel video

The video of the London Ajax Comet panel has now been posted along with some slides.. also Dylan has posted some photos he got an audience member to take too. Here are the links: London Ajax User Group: Comet Panel ...Read More

London Ajax Comet Panel

An interesting event last night that I mentioned recently. Thanks to Dylan for organising the event, and thanks to the other panelists for taking part. It was good to finally meet Alessandro from Lightstreamer, and its good to see the various open projects ...Read More

Which version of HTML5 WebSocket?

I have blogged about Why we don't need HTML5 WebSocket previously - and to recap, it's not that we don't need it, it's not really that important until it is far more widespread and that is a very long way off. Anyway, Google ...Read More