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)
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
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)
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.
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)