Implementing Comet using PHP

Jonas Marien (20.May.2011 at 15:45)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2011 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

Comet is a general term for communication initiated by the server, pushed to the client without an explicit request by that client. It can be used for refreshing elements of a web page with up-to-date information and can be implemented using different techniques. We are going to focus on a few useful and simple approaches to get you started with Comet without too much hassle. A small example application will be constructed with each of these approaches, to get the feel for this. No long-polling, short-polling or javascript hacks involved during this talk, instead we will have a look at Cometd, an Nginx based solution and some implementations in PHP.

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Rating: 4 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:19 by Michael Whitby (7 comments)

Nice introduction to comet, well presented slides with a good amount of information, great as an overview. Nice to have introductions to the solutions available. Good, relaxed presenting style. Overall pretty good.

Rating: 4 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:29 by Steven VAN POECK (37 comments)

Nice overview, lots of interesting demos. Would've liked those to have be more commented by you though, and you went over them really fast...

Would've liked a bit more lively presentation too.

But all in all a good presentation, congrats!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:33 by Niels Bom (5 comments)

Great presentation, good that you recorded the demos, they could have been a bit slower. You looked comfortable presenting which is nice for the audience as well. There was a shitload of URLs in your slide, maybe it's a good idea to bundle them somewhere and make them available? If you only spend 20 seconds on a slide don't put 15 long URLs on it, nobody will be able to read it :-)

The content was very interesting, imho the technological edge of browser-server systems today.


Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:36 by Dennis van den Ende (43 comments) via api

Good presentation.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:39 by Max Baerten (7 comments)

Enjoyed the presentation. Enough demo's and code to give an impression on comet.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.May.2011 at 16:53 by Alex (21 comments)

Good info and well presented. Some small hint, speak up a bit, we're here to listen!

Rating: 3 of 5

20.May.2011 at 18:41 by Gordon Oheim (26 comments)

Getting an overview of available Comet technologies is great and it felt like a very thorough one, but I had hoped for much bigger PHP focus in a talk called "Implemententing Comet in PHP".

Rating: 4 of 5

21.May.2011 at 15:42 by Conor Wyse (30 comments)

Various solutions to the "push" issue were presented, along with their disadvantages. This was very informative. Cometd was presented just at the end of the talk, more as a add-on than as the heart of the talk.

Rating: 4 of 5

21.May.2011 at 17:41 by Bart McLeod (70 comments)

I agree to most of the above. You had a lot to tell and just couldn't tell it all. Yes we would have appreciated a bit more php, but comet doesn't seem to be much about php specifically by nature. All those urls in one slide, indeed, that doesn't make much sense. It doesn't stick, but we can look them up in your slides afterwards.

Rating: 4 of 5

21.May.2011 at 18:02 by boukeversteegh (8 comments)

Great presentation of a very thorough research! A bit too much information though, perhaps sacrificing some details for simplicity might be an idea for next time. Or a clear conclusion at the end about your favorite comet solution would make it stick better.

Rating: 4 of 5

22.May.2011 at 01:31 by Anonymous

a lot of new things for me and a good presentation

Rating: 3 of 5

22.May.2011 at 16:22 by Joris van de Sande (17 comments)

I was really disapointed to find out that the presentation was more focussed on the available comet/push/pull techniques than the PHP side of it.

Rating: 4 of 5

22.May.2011 at 21:35 by Tim Swann (41 comments)

Really enjoyed this talk, the content was very good, and the speaker did a great job.
If I had one criticism it would be that you just need to speak a little louder.

Rating: 3 of 5

23.May.2011 at 13:47 by Rudolf Leermakers (9 comments)

Interesting introduction, but too much focus on 'what was', and not on 'what is'. Specifically, too much talk about the old techniques for COMET, and hardly any information on WebSockets and the 'new stuff'. Read up on the actual implementation specifics on WebSockets to give it a bit more body in the talk.

Rating: 4 of 5

23.May.2011 at 14:18 by Stephane Winnepenninckx (17 comments)

thanks Jonas. We now have a better sight about Comet within a context where we know our way.

Rating: 4 of 5

23.May.2011 at 17:38 by JoBollen (4 comments)

Great Presentation. Hit like a comet.

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