Highly responsive ajax applications without excess requests and bandwidth waste?

November 15th, 2008

Ajax is not as powerful as one would imagine

If you have ever tried to develop a robust ajax application, you have probably reached a point where you want the client to be notified about a change on the server in “real time”. The most simple example – you need to create a chat application and want the client to instantly receive new messages upon their arrival on the server. And, if you like me, are not a fan of Flash ( which may be one of your major flaws ) and want to achieve this using only ajax techniques, you have found out that is not that simple. Read the rest of this entry »