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I had the great privilege of being a speaker at HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco recently.  It was the second HTML5 Dev Conf I have presented at, with the first one being October 2013.  This time, I paired with Frank Greco to present a session entitled “WebSockets: Past, Present and Future”.  Frank took the stage for the first half of the session, and I followed up with some hands-on Internet of Things (IoT) demonstrations that were integrated with Kaazing Gateway. Introducing the Tic Tac Toe Light My personal favorite demonstration was a project I called the “Tic Tac Toe Light”.  I called it this because the custom-built enclosure houses nine (9) Adafuit NeoPixels in a three-by-three (3×3) grid.  The enclosure, made using foam core board and a hot knife, also contained an Arduino Yun.  I have grown to be a big fan of the Arduino Yun for real-time IoT/web... (more)

Creating AJAX and Rich Internet Components with JSF

This article is based on, and contains excerpts from, the book Pro JSF: Building Rich Internet Components by Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, published by Apress. Book is available on fine bookstores and Amazon. In our previous article - "Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces" (JDJ, Vol. 10, issue 11) - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to p... (more)

Akamai's Vision of the Web Embraces WebSockets

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 exciting frontiers. Head over to Akamai’s blog to read the full p... (more)

Five Signs You Need HTML5 WebSockets

Here is the recording of the second WebCast in our 3-part series: 5 Signs You Need HTML5 WebSockets. If you missed the first one you can watch it here: Web Communication Revolution: an Overview of HTML5 WebSockets. ... (more)

Performance Monitoring for HTML5 WebSockets

Apica, a performance testing and monitoring company teamed up with Kaazing to bring performance monitoring to apps using WebSockets. Kaazing customers moving applications to HTML5 and WebSocket extensions will now be able to validate response time and function with Apica’s real-browser monitoring to improve the end-user experience – Press Release. Apica also published an excellent blog post about the Apica-Kaazing partnership, and some insight into WebSocket monitoring. The snippet below discusses the layers you need to think about when it comes to monitoring. For a full read, hea... (more)