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Instant Lift Web Applications How-to by Torsten Uhlmann

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Going real time with Comet (Advanced)

There were responsive applications with a desktop domain for a long time. Then along came Ajax that made the creation of web applications possible that could respond to user interactions in other ways than just reloading the whole page.

Still the other direction was missing—pushing content from the server to the browser without the user specifically requesting it. This kind of dynamic interaction is necessary for application domains such as multiplayer games, sports betting applications, and user interaction; basically anything where the user's browser should reflect changes that happened without the user's interaction.

One of Lift's strength is a deeply integrated and easy-to-use facility called Comet or Server ...

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