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SignalR: Real-time Application Development by Einar Ingebrigtsen

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Rich clients

By having the software running on the server, one puts tremendous pressure on the server(s) and its capability. It must be capable of handling all of the users and their input, which leads to the need for a certain computational power, of course, depending on the application itself.

Sometimes it does not make sense to have it all running on a server. It might not be worth it for your particular application, it might be too costly to try to scale for what you need. It could also be a question of responsiveness; your app might need more responsiveness to make sense to the user. But stepping into the world of a rich, stateful client normally increases the complexity of our solutions. Of course, depending on what we're making.

If we do ...

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