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SignalR - Real-time Application Development - Second Edition by Einar Ingebrigtsen

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Rich clients

Running the software on the server puts tremendous pressure on the server and its capability. The server must be capable of handling all the users and their inputs, which leads to the need for a certain computational power; of course, depending upon the application itself.

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

If we do ...

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