HTML 5, WebSocket, and Comet - The Future of the Web
Kaazing's John Fallows & Jonas Jacobi to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo
By: RIA News Desk
Jul. 14, 2008 01:45 PM
There are several innovations within the HTML 5 specification that will forever change the direction of the Web, and one in particular - WebSocket - that will revolutionize the way we develop and deploy Web applications. Until now, bi-directional browser communication has been an elusive goal of the Comet community, usually achieved with an assortment of hacks. However, with recent updates to the HTML 5 specification, developers can now use a full-duplex communications channel that operates over a single socket.
The HTML 5 WebSocket enables communication from the browser to any TCP-based back-end service (for example, JMS, JMX, IMAP, Jabber, and so on). For example, it is now possible to avoid convoluted architectures by simply channeling certain protocols to the browser over HTTP and Web applications can now be deployed without the need for a traditional Web server.
This session will provide an in-depth look into the use of HTML 5 WebSocket and the techniques and technologies required to build Comet applications with it. Additionally, the speakers will discuss the trade-offs between emerging de jure standards (such as HTML 5's WebSocket) and de facto standards such as the
Speaker Bio: John Fallows, Co-Founder & CTO of Kaazing Corporation, is a pioneer in the field of rich and highly interactive user interfaces. In his role as chief technology officer, Fallows formulates Kaazing's vision of creating the best real-time Web framework based on the Java standard. He defines the architecture of the Kaazing product suite and oversees its development.
Jonas Jacobi is co-founder and chief executive officer of Kaazing Corporation. A native of
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