Get Real! Adventures in real-time web applications

A session at HighEdWeb 2012

  • David DeMello

Monday 8th October, 2012

3:00pm to 3:45pm (CST)

This presentation will give a brief introduction to developing real-time features in web applications using several approaches. David DeMello will answer the question of how to procure or stand up a real-time server using either the paid service pusher.com or the open source Node.js project Juggernaut. We'll look at a simple application like Flash-free room-based chat and/or in-class polling/quizing on mobile devices and discuss the basic architecture and the division of work between the server and client. The example will most likely use Node.js and a Ruby library and rails app on the server and will also provide a chance to discuss good Javascript practice on the client using a framework such as Spline or Backbone. The focus will be on getting an application up quickly that session attendees can use right away with any device.

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Time 3:00pm3:45pm CST

Date Mon 8th October 2012

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