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Writing Real Time Web Apps

Wesley Hales (tCell)
Mobile, Pure Code and JavaScript, The Leading Edge, The Server Side
Location: Salon 14 Level: Intermediate
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This is not another session using Node and Socketio to demonstrate sending an receiving real time data. This presentation will cover what it takes to stand up production ready WebSocket clients and how to manage and gracefully degrade for non-supporting browsers.

- Server agnostic WebSockets from the ground up
- JavaScript focused authentication (oauth)
- Browser support and fallbacks
- Mobile device battery usage and best practices for preservation

We’ll take a look at a live real time web app running in production and examine the pitfalls and pluses of using real time data. This session will also review JavaScript code and how it is executed in the browser over a WebSocket connection in RPC fashion. We’ll look at everything from stress testing custom JavaScript events, to securing and tracking data sent over a WebSocket connection.

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Wesley Hales


Wesley Hales has been developing software and web applications since the early 90’s. He’s an O’Reilly book author and the creator of a few well known open source projects that have been used by developers and organizations around the globe. He currently heads up the technical selling efforts of early to mid stage startups and occasionally writes a random blog post on