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

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

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

Apple releases Safari 5 with HTML 5 WebSocket support

The iPhone 4 announcement obviously trumped this at WWDC 2010, but Apple have also released Safari 5. If you read about what's new you will see lots of HTML5 stuff, including WebSocket. But as I wrote about last week, which version ...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

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