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Please join us for our August meeting -- pizza and beverages will be provided by our friends at ILM (http://ilmservice.com). The presentation starts at 5:30. Doors open at 5, pizza should arrive shortly thereafter. See you there!

Topic SignalR:

We live in a constantly connected world, where users are now demanding nearly instantaneous updates. SignalR is a new technology from Microsoft to enable real-time updates over the web. It does this by providing an abstraction of a persistent connection over a number of transports and manages all the messy details for you. The API is exposed as traditional client/server RPC calls, while behind the scenes it's message-based and asynchronous. Originally a pet project of David Fowler and Damian Edwards, SignalR is now a full member of the ASP.NET family. In this talk, we will look at rolling our own Long-Polling implementation in MVC, and then a SignalR-enabled MVC Web Application that will manipulate a progress bar, across different clients, in real time!

If your users are demanding real time updates, constantly hitting the F5 key, or you are using Ajax setInterval() - SignalR may be for you.

Speaker: William Austin

William Austin is a Consultant with sdg ( http://www.solutiondesign.com ) in their .NET development practice and has been writing software for over 14 years. William strives to cross the line between front-end and back-end development, recently accepting wholeheartedly that dynamic language typing isn't so bad. He is actively involved in the local development community and loves talking tech with anyone who will engage him. In his spare time he enjoys learning new technologies, FPS computer games, playing guitar, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.