Pushing data from the server to the client as events happen has not really been possible in the web so far. While there have been some workarounds for this issue, most commonly referred to as "Comet", most of these were hacks. Luckily, there is an upcoming W3C WebSockets standard. This talk will discuss use cases for WebSockets, show you compatibility issues/fallbacks and different ways of dispatching your events. You will learn about fully-asynchronous stateful applications, but also about how to enhance existing apps with realtime capabilities.

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Nice talk and great slides

Nice job showing some actually working examples. It felt like the whole room finally "got it" once you showed the blog example.

It was interesting when you started a tangent about not writing web apps in node.js. The whole room kind of held their breath hinging on your next few words to see what you'd say. Many PHP devs I've talked to feel threatened by the resurgence of JavaScript because it feels so different to what they're used to with PHP. That tangent might make a nice permanent addition to your talk when tailoring it for PHP developers.

This was my jewel today. Great presentation, good sense of humor and excellent topic. I am still thinking all the things I can do with websockets