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WebSockets - Today, in the Past, in Future and in Production.

WebSockets - Today, in the Past, in Future and in Production.

In the given talk I cover interesting fact about the protocol which provides HTTP bidirectional communication. Starting with the past state of web sockets and their implementation I explain the protocol step by step, present my own stream based WebSocket implementation and compare it to present challengers. To the end I talk about my personal experience with WebSockets and how I predict the future of them.

Bodo Kaiser

July 02, 2014

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  8. Thanks and Q&A Follow me on twitter @bodojs ! Star

    my projects on github github.com/bodokaiser