In the next imminent update to ASP.Net Microsoft is introducing a brand new technology into the stack. SignalR was started as an open source project by two members of the ASP.Net team but became so popular that it was incorporated into the ASP.Net product. It uses some old and new tricks to enabled real-time server to client push communication. As we'll see this allows us to do some pretty amazing things with a good old fashioned web page or desktop app using just the HTTP protocol.
We'll see how we can build chat applications, multi-player games, live server telemetry and many other types of "live" web sites with very little code. We'll also look at how simple it is to plug in similar functionality in a desktop app.
Thursday 28 February 2013
Gather for food and drinks at 5:45 PM
Presentation starting at 6:10 PM
Our speaker is:
Pete is a lead developer based in Auckland working for ADERANT, a leading ISV in the legal and professional services market. He works in a framework team providing core components and tools to distributed teams of developers building web and desktop applications. Pete is no stranger to presenting at the North Shore .Net User Group having previously presented on the topics of Reactive Extensions and Workflow.