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The Web is increasingly happening in realtime. With websites such as Facebook and Twitter leading the way, users are coming to expect that all sites should serve content as it occurs—on smartphones as well as computers. This book shows you how to build realtime user experiences by adding chat, streaming content, and including more features on your site one piece at a time, without making big changes to the existing infrastructure. You'll also learn how to serve realtime content ...
The Web is increasingly happening in realtime. With websites such as Facebook and Twitter leading the way, users are coming to expect that all sites should serve content as it occurs—on smartphones as well as computers. This book shows you how to build realtime user experiences by adding chat, streaming content, and including more features on your site one piece at a time, without making big changes to the existing infrastructure. You'll also learn how to serve realtime content beyond the browser.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Realtime Syndication
Chapter 3: The Dynamic Homepage (Widgets in Pseudorealtime)
Chapter 4: River of Content
Chapter 5: Taming the Firehose with Tornado
Chapter 6: Chat
Chapter 7: Instant Messaging
Chapter 8: SMS
Chapter 9: Measuring User Engagement: Analytics on the Realtime Web
Chapter 10: Putting It All TogetherColophon
Posted July 21, 2010
Do you want to build truly realtime web applications and experiences? If you do, then this book is for you. Author Ted Roden, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to build applications and interfaces that react to user input and input from other servers in milliseconds, rather than waiting for web pages to refresh.
This most excellent book assumes that you?re comfortable with modern web application development, but makes almost no assumptions that you know the specific technologies discussed. In other words, rather than sticking with a simple technology, or writing about building applications using a specific programming language, this book uses many different technologies.
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