WebSockets: The Current State of the Most Valuable HTML5 API

A session at HTML5DevConf Spring 2013

Tuesday 2nd April, 2013

4:00pm to 4:50pm (PST)

If I had to vote for the most important HTML5 API, I'd select WebSockets. Shaving off hundreds of bytes of HTTP overhead and reducing the latency makes WebSocket worthwhile considering for any application. WebSockets is a new protocol that allows a bi-directional full-duplex communication as opposed to request-response HTTP model.

This session starts with a brief overview of WebSocket protocol, followed by the discussion of various AJAX alternatives for exchanging data with the server. We’ll talk about specifics of deploying WebSockets-enabled applications.

You’ll see some practical use cases and you’ll see for which types of application WebSockets is suitable. Finally I would like to cover how to integrate of a WebSockets-based module into the existing HTTP-based Web site.

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Viktor Gamov

Software engineer @ Farata Systems, a hands-on hacker at night

Viktor Gamov is a senior software engineer at Farata Systems. He consults financial institutions and startups in design and implementation of Web Applications with HTML5 and Java. Viktor is passionate about writing the code and open source community. He holds MS in Computer Science. Viktor is a co-organizer of the Princeton JUG and NJ Flex meetup and co-author of upcoming OReilly's book «Enterprise Web Development. From Desktop to Mobile». He tweets at @gamussa. You can reach him on email viktor.gamov@faratasystems.com

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Time 4:00pm4:50pm PST

Date Tue 2nd April 2013


Sea Cliff, The Palace Hotel

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