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Developing RESTful Services with JAX-RS 2.0, WebSockets, and JSON by Bhakti Mehta, Masoud Kalali

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Summary

This chapter was the opening door to the whole world of asynchronous Web by introducing the fundamental concepts involving in web architecture and going forward with the evolution of the basic request response model to polling, long polling, Server-sent Event, and WebSockets.

In the next chapter WebSockets and Server-sent Events are covered in details. Chapter 5, RESTful Web Services by Example, has complete sample application developed using WebSockets and Server-sent Events.

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