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Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Drawing Together with Cappuccino and Node.js

Category: Cappuccino, Comet, Node

Saikat Chakrabarti of Mockingbird is looking to make the tool collaborative. Along the way he wanted to test out tools to make this happen, and one test ended up with a collaborative drawing program using Node.js with WebSocket support from Socket.IO: , the actual interesting parts that are doing anything other than serving static files Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:16 am
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2.1 rating from 7 votes

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Faye: Bayeaux protocol Comet server for Node.js

Category: Comet, Node

James Coglan has ported a Ruby/EventMachine Comet server to offer a new Node.js server on the Bayeux protocol. The project is Faye and you can check out the code on GitHub. On the client side: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript" src="/comet.js"></script>   <script type="text/javascript">// < !&#91;CDATA&#91;    CometClient = new Faye.Client(’/comet’);   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:24 am
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3.8 rating from 20 votes

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Jetty introduces WebSocket support (relunctantly)

Category: Comet

Greg Wilkins tried to get people to do better than WebSocket as it was being defined. His BWTP proposal didn’t get traction so what does he do? He introcuces a great Jetty WebSocket implementation: Chrome and Firefox will soon be supporting WebSocket, so WebSocket (for better or for worse) will soon be available in the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am
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3.6 rating from 34 votes

Friday, December 18th, 2009

EtherPad Goes Open Source

Category: Comet, Google, Server

Following their recent acquisition by Google, AppJet announced they would open source EtherPad, the collaborative, real-time, notepad. That’s now done, and you can find the project home at – surprise, surprise – Google Code. Checkout Instructions Browse the Source What’s especially cool about this is that Etherpad is Javascript on both sides of the wire. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:32 pm

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Weelya Announces Ajax Push Engine (APE) v1.0

Category: Comet

The team at Weelya announced v1.0 of the Open source APE JavaScript Framework & APE Server, their comet-based push engine created to ease the client/server communication. New features in APE 1.0: New and improved communication protocol : Entirely using JSON and fully extensible. Several commands can be nested in one request. New transport methods : Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:40 am

4.2 rating from 36 votes

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

NGiNX HTTP Push Module

Category: Comet

Even PHP developers can write web applications that use all sorts of fancy long-polling. That is what Leo said about his NGiNX HTTP push module: This module turns Nginx into an adept HTTP Push and Comet server. It takes care of all the connection juggling, and exposes a simple interface to broadcast messages to clients Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:15 am

3.9 rating from 33 votes

Friday, October 30th, 2009

WebSync: Comet for IIS

Category: Comet

The following is a guest post. If you have something to say to the Ajaxian community, please feel free to either link us to your work, or give us a guest posting that goes into detail! Contact us. My name is Jerod Venema, and I’m excited to write to you about our new Comet server Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:02 am

3.9 rating from 195 votes

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Kamaloka: AMQP implementation in JS

Category: Comet, JavaScript

Would you like to talk messaging directly from the browser? Kamaloka is a new library that speaks AMQP. You can easily tie to Orbited but also, in theory, any other library that speaks TCPSockets. < View plain text > javascript Orbited.settings.port = 9000;    amqp_broker_port = 7000;      amqp_conn = amqp.Connection({host: ‘localhost’,     Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:28 am

2.9 rating from 19 votes

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Jabbify Comet Service Released

Category: Comet, JavaScript

Brian Moschel and Justin Meyer of JavaScriptMVC have opened their Jabbify chat client into a general purpose Comet service called Jabbify. Some of their claims: Automatic Scaling: Jabbify scales to thousands of users per domain with no additional maintenance on your part. Instant setup: Download a script and you’re developing with Comet in 30 seconds Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:14 pm

4.1 rating from 21 votes

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Transparent Comet with IceFaces

Category: Comet, Java

We recently posted on Atmosphere, a new framework designed to provide an abstraction layer over Comet back-ends for Java web applications. At a personal level, this comes at an interesting time as over in the Mozilla Labs we’re evaluating different Comet approaches for our upcoming collaboration release. As we looked at various options, we come Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:00 am

2.1 rating from 104 votes

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Atmosphere: Comet Abstraction Framework

Category: Comet, Java

Jean-Francois Arcand announced a new Java-based framework that clients can code against for portable Comet support: Atmosphere 0.1-ALPHA1 is now officially released and support Tomcat, Jetty, Grizzly and GlassFish. Finally a Comet/Ajax Push framework you can build on top of it and deploy everywhere! One of the cool features of this release is that it Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:29 am

3.8 rating from 18 votes

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Bespin Talk at Mozilla Labs Meetup

Category: Bespin, Canvas, Comet, Presentation

I went along last night to the London Mozilla Labs meetup, where Dion, Ben, and Joe delivered a presentation on Bespin. These are my notes from the event. Goals Bespin – initially an experiment, now interested to see how far it can go as a coding environment (among other things). “The editor of our dreams”: Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:34 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Friday, February 27th, 2009

jsSO: Flash Shared Objects in Javascript

Category: Comet

Daniel Prieler has created a new library that allows realtime communication in JavaScript between clients. It works by embedding Flash in the page which is connected to a rtmp-flash-server. JSSO works like this: The data-transfer and the connection to the server are maintained by a simple embedded Flashmovie in your page. The communication with other Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:41 am

3.8 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

UniversalComet: Make any web page a Comet end point

Category: Comet

How about if all you needed to do was: < View plain text > javascript var server = new Addressable.Server({ useGears: true });   server.onmessage = function (message) {     log(message) }   server.connect(function (id, url) {     log("Connected. Messages will appear here.")     $("#clientId").html("Client-Url: "+url)     $("#testForm").attr("action", url) })   Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:02 am

3.8 rating from 32 votes

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Kaazing Gateway 8.12 Battlestar Available

Category: Comet

Kaazing keeps on moving with its Java Comet server, and just released a new version. It will be interesting to see if real-time connections take off in 2009. Kaazing is happy to announce the second major release of its Kaazing Gateway, an open source HTML 5 web server, which includes support for HTML 5 WebSockets. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:04 am
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4.5 rating from 45 votes

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Kaazing Gateway: HTML 5 WebSock Server Released

Category: Comet, HTML

Kaazing has released Kaazing Gateway, an open source HTML 5 WebSocket Server. The HTML 5 WebSocket specification is a standard that attempts to simplify much of the complexity around achieving bi-directional communications between browsers and servers. The specification provides a simple JavaScript interface that enables developers to open a full-duplex socket connection and connect directly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

4.6 rating from 83 votes