Monday, June 25th, 2007
Frank M. ThÃ¼rigen has written a simple opinion on Why COMET rarely is necessaryâ€¦.
The example used is our old favourite….. Chat:
If the only way the user has to judge the responsiveness of an application is his own actions – give him an estimated result before the real result appears.
Have a look at it:
The following link will lead you to my â€œplaygroundsâ€. In the user field top right enter any name you like and hit RETURN. Select â€œcommunicationâ€ :: â€œchatâ€ from the menu and watch the chat behaviour when submitting some lines short after each otherâ€¦
Frank has a chat playground setup for us to play in.
Comet is getting easier to use, and we are seeing it show up in places such as the new Servlet 3 specification. Maybe then we will see more of these architectures, although even then it may make sense not to jump to it.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:08 am