Thursday, November 10th, 2005p>Martin Scheffler posted this morning on the Ruby on Rails list about a new realtime chat application called Realtime on Rails. If you are using a Mozilla based browser, it will keep open a HTTP connection and push the chat data as JSON. In other browsers the server is polled every five seconds or when you are actively typing.
For more details and the full docs check out Martin’s blog entry, or grab the source (GNU GPL). Or just go to the demo and play around with it – keep in mind its the first release so no guarantees about stability!
The responsiveness in Firefox was very impressive, better then any I’d seen from similiar Ajax chat apps. Very nice work, guys!
Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:26 am