Two visionary Kaazing engineers, David Witherspoon and Prashant Khanal, gave
an exciting presentation at JavaOne this year: JMS, WebSocket, and the
Internet of Things — Controlling Physical Devices on the Real Time Web.
David and Prashant led the audience through the steps of building connected
Things by combining open source hardware, a Raspberry Pi, with real-time Web
communication and messaging, powered by Kaazing.
They started off by demonstrating Kaazing’s remote controlled truck. A
remote member of the team joined the presentation over Skype and used a Web
browser on his smart phone to control the truck in the conference room.
Next, they walked the audience through building similar M2M systems. David
and Prashant used the simplest “machines” for their demonstrations: a
light bulb and a switch, each connected to a Raspberry Pi. All it took was
three basic step... (more)
In this example, we look at how real-time Web communications can work well
is a simple drawing app.
If all you use is WebSocket with simple pub-sub messaging, you can already
achieve pretty amazing things with drawing. For example, you can share a
drawing board among multiple browser clients and while viewing each other’s
drawings in real time.
If you add a server-side component to it, you can do some central
coordination and processing. And if on top of that you use a persistent
storage, you can reco... (more)
This is a two-part blog post that discusses HTML5 WebSocket and security. In
this, the first post, I will talk about the security benefits that come from
being HTTP-compatible and the WebSocket standard itself. In the second post
(coming soon) I will highlight some of the extra security capabilities that
Kaazing WebSocket Gateway offers, things that real-world WebSocket
applications will want to be fully secure.
A WebSocket connection starts its life as an HTTP handshake, which then
upgrades in-place to speak the WebSocket wire protocol. As such, many
existing HTTP security mech... (more)
This is the second post of a two-part blog post that discusses HTML5
WebSocket and security. The first post, HTML5 WebSocket Security is Strong,
talked about the security benefits that derive from being HTTP-compatible and
the WebSocket standard itself. In this, the second post, I will highlight
some of the extra security capabilities that Kaazing WebSocket Gateway
Kaazing WebSocket Gateway makes your Web application architecture more
secure. We leverage the HTTP and WebSocket standards as well as
Kaazing-specific technology for capabilities beyond what the standard
In his recent blog post, SPDY and WebSocket Support at Akamai Stephen Ludin
(pictured), chief product architect talks about Akamai’s vision of the Web.
Stephen discusses that at the 2012 Santa Clara Velocity conference Akamai
announced upcoming SPDY and WebSocket support. He talks about the performance
improvements SPDY and WebSocket bring to the table, about the possible
combination of the two technologies, and points to Kaazing’s demos to
showcase how the WebSocket technology is pushing the interactive web to new
Head over to Akamai’s blog to read the full p... (more)