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

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

Negative Latency – Breaking the Zero Barrier

Every second counts - or in financial markets, we're usually talking milliseconds or even microseconds. The faster you can get a price to a client the better. We have been very busy recently on R&D and are now close to releasing the Agatha negative ...Read More

Does Spelling Matter for the Real-time Web?

A few weeks ago a colleague sent through a link to this blog by Paddy Donnelly (warning, this link carries a parent advisory sticker) in which he expresses his frustration with web sites littered with spelling mistakes. I also find these mistakes ...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

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

When were you when Tendulkar scored 200?

No, that title isn't a typo. Today, the little master, Sachin Tendulkar scored 200 runs in an ODI, the first time that has happened. That's cricket in case you were wondering. Cricket is played all round the world most of the year round, which ...Read More

How to create a real-time JavaFX application

At Caplin we spend a lot of time talking about the real-time web and more specifically the growing trend for real time rich internet applications, or RTRIAs. One of the key advantages of our Caplin Xaqua offering is ...Read More