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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)

KAAZING Leads Education in Modern Web and Mobile App Development

KAAZING was the first organization delivering formal, instructor-led HTML5 and WebSocket training globally back in 2008. Since then, we have trained thousands of web developers and engineers on the latest best practices and techniques for building state of the art Web and mobile applications. Today, we still remain very active in educating the web development community at all skill levels. Earlier this year, we launched two new intermediate to advanced level courses for web developers focused on new best practices and techniques for modern Web and mobile app development using open... (more)

The Web Communication Revolution – An Overview of HTML5 WebSockets

Watch Part 1 of our webcast series: Web Communication Revolution – an Overview of HTML5 WebSockets. In this recorded presentation we walk through the challenges the legacy Web is posing and how HTML5 and WebSockets are changing it into a new, living Web. In the webcast we discuss questions like HTML5 and WebSocket support in older browsers, the WebSocket API and protocol, trends how the full duplex low latency messaging will change enterprise topologies, and how higher level business protocols can be extended all the way to desktop browsers and mobile devices. ... (more)

Kaazing WebSocket Gateway Security is Strong

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 offers. 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 p... (more)

Building a Simple Peer-to-Peer WebSocket App – Part 1

This tutorial series walks you through the simple steps of building an HTML5 WebSocket app, demonstrating the power of the publish/subscribe development pattern directly in JavaScript. Our sample is almost as simple as a Chat app, the “Hello World” app of the WebSocket world, but is a tad more visual and dynamic. After trying out the completed application, you can either jump in the code and play with it right away, or move on to Part 2 (coming soon) of this tutorial for a step-by-step guide. About the Environment This tutorial requires a WebSocket server. We will use http://tu... (more)