The time of static or dynamically generated sites is long gone. Non-stop interaction with users is the new normal. However, polling with Ajax requests is processor intensive and cumbersome. Websockets allow you to interact with users in real time without increasing system load. We'll go through the basics and see all the different options, illustrated with live examples of how and when to use it, as well as when not to use it. Websockets are the new way of providing live interactivity with users, in many cases replacing the need for Ajax requests alltogether. This relatively new technology isn't always as straightforward as it may seem though, as will be demonstrated in several examples.

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Great Session

Rated 5

Dan Lanza at 16:59 on 24 Oct 2017

Great talk on an interesting subject. Can't wait to try some of this out.

Rated 4

Joe Cartonia at 17:19 on 24 Oct 2017

Great presentation of WebSockets. I felt that I received enough info on it to know when and how to use it.

Rated 5

Random User at 17:21 on 24 Oct 2017

very interesting

The only ding I have against this entire talk is that I'm not sure I have a way to use websockets right now. But aside from that, this was clear, helpful, and useful; the best-taught class of the day.

Rated 5

mike parrish at 09:28 on 25 Oct 2017

Very well done. Engaging presentation. He did a great job on demystifying web sockets through actual presentations of short, pre-written code.