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How To Build A Real-Time Commenting System

By Phil Leggetter

The Web has become increasingly interactive over the years. This trend is set to continue with the next generation of applications driven by the real-time Web. Adding real-time functionality to an application can result in a more interactive and engaging user experience. However, setting up and maintaining the server-side real-time components can be an unwanted distraction. But don't worry, there is a solution.

Cloud hosted Web services and APIs have come to the rescue of many a developer over the past few years, and real-time functionality is no different. The focus at Pusher1, for example, is to let you concentrate on building your real-time Web applications by offering a hosted API ...

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