Learn HTML5 with Me – WebSocket from Scratch

August 24, 2013

WebSocket is one of the technologies under the HTML5 umbrella that allows full-duplex communication channels over TCP between clients and servers. Prior to WebSocket, web developers had to do some whacky things in order to overcome the request-response nature of HTTP and achieve the same behavior. Having full-duplex communication channels in web applications can open a door to a world of interactive web applications such as live chats and collaborative games, and can benefit various other fields in which real time communication is crucial, such as finance, sports, and analytics - All of it, in a simple, standard...
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Learn HTML5 with Me – Introduction

August 23, 2013

In the past month or so, I started shifting into the Front End Development world. I think that by now it's obvious in which way the wind blows. The FED world is the new buzz with tons of new and interesting technologies. The fact that WPF has probably reached the end of its roadmap (done, not dead) and that XAML and Windows Store apps are not as popular as I wanted them to be, brought me to the decision to change direction. In my day job I'm still a hardcore rich client developer, that is what I'm good at,...
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