Powering Your Website with Realtime Data

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Anonymous at 11:47 on 24 Feb 2012

What's Slideshare and how do I get a copy of the slides from it?

I will put them online after I finished my talk tomorrow. You will find a link on this page.

This talk was OK as an introduction to XMPP but I think my expectation was that it would talk more about the "why" before diving into an analysis of XMPP. Also I think it was more about real-time applications like chat, than real-time data which might set a more "Internet of Things" tone. Anyway, well presented and good detail - thanks.

Agree with andypiper but it was worth attending

Sounds like useful messaging solution but not sure whether it has a future once the browsers all get their web sockets in order. Didn't sound like it would scale that well for short poll scenarios

Interesting topic. I wish I thought of this question during the talk - What other uses this solution could exercise? The obvious ones were covered, also I got the impression that due to the fire-and-forget nature of the XMPP protocol the whole solution was quite unreliable in terms of handling network related issues. One way of working around it - would be to poll the backend again if there was no reply within expected timeframe, or short-polling the backend, but that sort of defeats the point of the solution again. Am I missing something obvious here?

I enjoyed the talk and the topic discussed. Interesting application of a technology that would not usually be the first you'd think of.

Improvement points in my opinion would be to cut back on the installation and setup speak, and have more examples of actual usage, as well as benefits / drawbacks. The videos did unfortunately not add much value, as the point was already made.

Krzysztof Pastwa, <message> - stanzas are fire and forget. You can use an <iq>-stanza. There you always have a response. See the ping-pong example in the slides.

I think the format of the talk needs more work to make it genuinely engaging. Probably needed to start out trying to sell the idea more, including "why use XMPP". This lack of an overview made it very difficult to care about the intricacies of setup (including such gems as "apt-get install vim"). A missed opportunity.

Rated 4

Anonymous at 13:24 on 27 Feb 2012

Interesting talk, but should skip installation details etc.

Felt that it leaned more towards "realtime communications" than "realtime data". Would be interesting to hear more about websockets/socket.io VS XMPP. It's now fully cross platform, and might be more future-proof. Speaker mentioned only briefly.