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

HTML5 WebSockets in IE?

It seems that Microsoft has come up with a way to introduce HTML5 WebSocket into Internet Explorer. HTML5 Labs is a Microsoft site providing prototypes for the more unstable aspects of HTML5 and other web standards. What this comes down to is a ...Read More

Platformability 2010 Roundup – A Year to Remember

December has certainly been a month of festive cheer here at Caplin. Despite it being one of our busiest months ever, we still managed to get into the swing of the holiday season. With visions of mince pies and mulled wine ...Read More

Websocket – First implementation impressions

Much to my surprise I ended up taking part in the inaugural Caplin HTML5 Hack Day. I say surprise because I'm more at home writing servers and APIs than working in a browser. Thankfully, it seems there's a feature in HTML5 for all of ...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

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 Hackathon

As the clock struck midday last Monday, we started our inaugural Caplin 24 hour HTML5 themed hackathon. Inspired by similar days run by Atlassian (amongst others) we were keen to release our engineers from any shackles and leave them free to ...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

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