Denver Visual Studio User Group Meeting

Date
Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 17:30 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Venue
7595 Technology Way; Suite 400 , Denver, US
Cost
Free

Building the Real-time Web with SignalR with Ely Lucas, Senior Software Developer

What is ASP.NET SignalR? SignalR is an officially supported open source library from the ASP.Net team that makes it incredibly simple for you to add real-time web functionality to your applications. What is "real-time web" functionality? It's the ability to have your server-side code push content to your connected clients as it happens, in real-time! You may have heard of WebSockets, a new HTML5 API that enables bi-directional communication between the browser and server. SignalR will use WebSockets under the covers when it's available, and gracefully fallback to other techniques and technologies when it isn't, while your application code stays the same.

What can you do with ASP.NET SignalR? SignalR can be used to add any sort of "real-time" web functionality to your ASP.NET application. While chat is often used as an example, you can do a whole lot more. Any time a user refreshes a web page to see new data, or the page implements Ajax long polling to retrieve new data, then these are candidates for using SignalR. It also enables completely new types of applications, that require high frequency updates from the server, e.g. real-time gaming. For a great example of this see the ShootR game. Think about the many uses -- this provides you with a great new ability!

Contact: Chris Wallace

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