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SignalR: Real-time Application Development by Einar Ingebrigtsen

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The Web

And here we are again, back to the dumb client. Our web browsers have served as the passive client for years. The model is frighteningly similar to the terminal solution of the 70s; a dumb client capable of taking input and rendering whatever comes across the network and a rich server doing all of the work.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is what makes up the Web. It surfaced for the first time in 1991 and basically describes a protocol for sending a request to a server and the server sending a response. The protocol is stateless and you will need to keep state either on the server or on the client. Within the protocol today, there are well-defined methods that can be used, such as POST, GET, PUT, DELETE, and more. These methods let ...

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