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Introduction to HTML5 WebSocket

This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to build real-time web applications. You might say to yourself, “I already do that!” or ask “What does that really mean?” Let’s clarify: this book will show you how to build truly real-time web applications using a revolutionary new and widely supported open industry standard technology called WebSocket, which enables full-duplex, bidirectional communication between your client application and remote servers over the Web—without plugins!

Still confused? So were we a few years ago, before we started working with HTML5 WebSocket. In this guide, we’ll explain ...

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