Comet and Reverse Ajax: The Next-Generation Ajax 2.0 by Phil McCarthy and Dave Crane
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1590599985 | 142 pages | PDF | 6,1 MB
One of the most basic laws of a web application is that the client, not the server, must initiate any communication between the two. There are a number of common–use cases where, ideally, the server would like to talk to the client—dashboards and monitoring apps, chat rooms and other collaborations, and progress reports on long–running processes.
Comet (a.k.a. Reverse Ajax) provides a mechanism for enabling this. Comet is moderately complex to implement. But this practical, hands–on book gets you going.