Last Tuesday I’ve delivered presentation at Princeton JUG «WebSockets: The Current State of the Most Valuable HTML5 API».
HTML5 specification includes WebSockets, a new communication protocol for the Web. It’s becoming the best choice for building real-time Web applications. I did an overview of the servers (including upcoming JavaEE 7 RI – Glassfish 4) and frameworks that support WebSockets and showed some use cases where WebSockets shine. At the end we had short conversation about various approaches for the server- and client-side implementations of WebSockets that can be used in the Web applications today.