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SignalR: Real-time Application Development by Einar Ingebrigtsen

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Chapter 1. Revitalizing the Rich Client

This chapter walks you through the history of application development, especially web applications.

The topics covered are:

  • Why do we need to think differently about our applications and how they relate to a server
  • The different techniques that can be used without something like SignalR
  • The protocols and techniques SignalR uses to do what it is doing
  • Why do we need something like SignalR
  • What UX improvements one could make in an application when using SignalR

At this stage the developer should have the basic knowledge of how SignalR works, and what he/she needs to rethink when designing applications that have a persistent connection to the server.

The Emperor's new clothes

As with fashion, it sometimes feels a lot ...

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