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Push-based synchronized slideshow web application – implemented using WebSockets and jWebSocket server – the open source Java WebSocket server2
In a recent article, I have introduced jWebSocket – an open source Java based server for WebSocket communication: http://technology.amis.nl/blog/14940/first-steps-with-jwebsocket-open-source-java-framework-for-websockets-installation-and-running-samples. In this article, I have described how to download and install the jWebSocket server and how to get going with running some of the distributed samples.
In another recent article, I looked at the implementation of a slideshow application where multiple web clients are mutually synchronized using WebSocket based communication using the Kaazing commercial Web Socket Gateway: http://technology.amis.nl/blog/14777/push-based-synchronized-slideshow-web-application-implemented-using-websockets-and-kaazing-websocket-gateway.
In this article, I will implement that same Slideshow application as with Kaazing, this time using the jWebSocket server as my underlying WebSocket infrastructure. It turns out that no server side configuration is required for this initial, somewhat naive implementation that does not use a specific channel but simply has all clients of the jWebSocket server participate in the communication. A more advanced set up would More >
First steps with jWebSocket – open source Java framework for WebSockets – installation and running samples6
This month, In have been delving into Push architectures for the Web, looking into WebSockets among several other things. WebSockets, a fairly new standard (!) evolved along with HTML 5, specifies a communication protocol that provides an alternative to classic HTTP communication. WebSocket based interaction has lower overhead and – more importantly – is bi-directional which means that push from server to client is really supported (and not just emulated through poll, long poll or streaming responses as is currently the case in comet push style frameworks).
The WebSocket server side is at this moment not very well defined. Other than the fact that the communication over ws:// and wss:// should be handled by a server, not much has been decided about the server side of WebSockets. Currently, WebSockets is not supported in More >
My last few articles on this blog site have all dealt with push architecture and technology in some way. This is an area that I have been investigating into quite bit recently. Part of these investigations had to be of course Kaazing, a specialized commercial offering, specifcally around WebSockets and its application in new HTML 5 application architectures.
Kaazing suggests a new way of implementing multi-tier (web) applications.
Communication between client and back end services happens over WebSockets. The Kaazing Gateway handles all WebSockets communication, turning messages from various back end services based on technologies such RSS, XMPP, JMS into WebSocket events.
Push-based synchronized slideshow web application – implemented using WebSockets and Kaazing WebSocket Gateway9
In the last few articles, I have discussed downloading, installing and running demos for a number of different tools, frameworks and libraries that support push-style (web) applications in one way or another. I have looked into ‘classic’ comet with Grizzly, Atmosphere and CometD as well as ADF Active Data Service and WebLogic Pub/Sub (Bayeux) Channels. I have also looked to WebSockets with jWebSocket, again Atmosphere and CometD and also with Kaazing. I intend to now take a closer look at some of these frameworks, by taking a simple push-style application and implementing it using each of these frameworks. The functionality I will be implementing is simple:
- the selection of the image is communicated to the server (background WebSocket based or alternatively regular AJAX)Comet (Bayeux)/Long Poll style)
- the server informs all connected clients about the selected image through a pushed message (background WebSocket based or alternatively Comet (Bayeux)/Long Poll style); these clients all synchronize that slide selection
- a Java (server side) component can also connect to the More >