Ajax killed the click-and-wait experience we once associated with the Web and today, Comet is eliminating the stale data-delivery associated with traditional Ajax techniques such as polling. However, based on recent progress within WebSockets in the HTML5 specification, Web developers can finally make streaming data to browsers in real-time a reality.
Sidda Eraiah looks at innovations in the HTML5 specification that will forever change the direction of the Web, and one in particular – WebSocket – that is expected to revolutionize the way we develop and deploy Web applications.
In this interview we speak to Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, the founders of Kaazing. Kaazing is the creator of the Kaazing Enterprise Gateway product and is active in the real-time bi-directional Internet technology space with the Kaazing gateway leveraging the new HTML 5 WebSocket standard. Jonas and John talk of the need for two way communication and compare it with established request-response and Ajax models of communication. They also touch on how WebSocket can be used in JavaEE applications and its impact on existing architecture and code.
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