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SignalR: Real-time Application Development by Einar Ingebrigtsen

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Chapter 9. Hosting a server using OWIN

This chapter will cover how to set up code to host SignalR using OWIN.

Topics covered in this chapter are:

  • Getting started with OWIN
  • Setting up the server and making it run
  • Connecting the chat client to the self-hosted server

At this stage, the developer should be familiar with how the server works and how to set it up in their own app. They should have a working sample of the chat working with the OWIN server.

Self hosting

Sometimes you really don't want to have a big footprint on your application when you're deploying. You don't want to have the IIS dependency or other web server software, you just want your own executable and that's it. SignalR does support this out of the box, using something called OWIN ( ...

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