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Let WebSockets hit that F5 for you

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Perhaps you've heard the term "real-time Web", but you're unsure what that means or why you would want to consider learning it. This presentation will explain how to keep your Web content live and up-to-date without having to constantly refresh/Command+R/CTL+R/F5 the Web page, ping the server at specified intervals, and bring your server down in the process.

At the end of this session attendees will know what HTML5 WebSockets are, when they should be used, and how they can get started setting up working samples of their own. The primary focus will be on standards-based JavaScript for modern browsers. Towards the end I'll run through fall back examples for older browsers (e.g. ColdFusion 10 WebSocket).

Target Audience

All developers, Managers wishing to consider this in their projects

Assumed knowledge

Attendees should have a basic knowledge of JavaScript. Knowledge of ColdFusion 10's WebSocket implementation is optional.

Main Points

• Life before HTML5 WebSocket

• When would I want to use Web Sockets?

• First hello world

• Real-time communication

• Real-time graphs

• How to use developer tools to debug and monitor

• Fall backs for older browsers

• What's needed for a local test environment


Jose Galdamez is a native of Maryland, a DJ, a US soccer fan, a champion eater, and an all around dancing machine. He's also been making Web sites for the past 15 years (it pays the bills I guess). Jose is active in the developer community. If you don't see him at the local user group you can just as easily catch him on Twitter (@joseGaldamez) chatting it up (he likes being told he's doing it wrong). He's developed Web applications for Univ. of MD College Park, UMUC, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland State Archives, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He currently works at Teaching Strategies, LLC, a company whose mission is to improve the teaching experience for early childhood educators. Every now and then you may find him lecturing in front of a classroom at Montgomery College. When he's not at work he likes to play at the park with his White Shepherd, collect music, and spend time with the family. He's also getting married in March or something like that.

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