Making real-time updates with Ajax Push
Comet is a web model in which a long-held HTTP request allows the server to "push" data from the server to the browser without the need for the browser to make a request explicitly. Comet is known in many different names, Ajax Push, Server Push, Reverse Ajax two-way-web, and so on. In this recipe, we are going to create a simple server that sends or "pushes" its current time to client.
For this example, we will use Node.js and a library called Socket.IO
(http://socket.io/). The dependency can be included in the
package.json file or directly installed from npm.
How to do it...
Let's get started.
- First, we will start with the server side, where we will add the needed
requirestatements for Socket.IO, ...