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

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

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

Evolution of Comet at Caplin

I have been blogging on CometDaily since before we started Platformability so thought I would take a look back and see if there was anything there that might be of interest to our Platformability audience. Early on in CometDaily's lifetime I wrote a ...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

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