This chapter will cover how to host SignalR outside the comfort of a web server. There are occasions where you need to be more lightweight, or simply host things inside a .NET client or similar.
In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:
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. The developer should also be familiar with how and why to scale out the messaging aspect of SignalR.
Sometimes you really don't want to have a big footprint on your application ...