Friday, August 4th, 2006
Cometd is a scalable HTTP-based event routing bus that uses a push technology pattern known as Comet. The term ‘Comet’ was coined by Alex Russell in his post ‘Comet: Low Latency Data for the Browser’. Cometd consists of a protocol spec called Bayeux, javacript libraries (dojo toolkit), and an event server.
Jetty now has just an implementation of the cometd event server that uses the Continuation mechanism for asynchronous servlets.
Greg also uses the blog to urge the creation of client and server APIs for the Comet pattern:
to achieve true interoperability, we will need to develop standardized APIs on both the client and server side. Having standard protocol is a start on this, as it defines the capabilities that will need to be expressed in the APIs
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:34 am