SignalR: Real-time Application Development


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  • Develop real-time applications across numerous platforms
  • Create scalable applications that are ready for cloud deployment
  • Utilize the full potential of SignalR

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 124 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2013
ISBN : 1782164243
ISBN 13 : 9781782164241
Author(s) : Einar Ingebrigtsen
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Revitalizing the Rich Client
Chapter 2: Persistent Connections
Chapter 3: Hubs
Chapter 4: Groups
Chapter 5: State
Chapter 6: Security
Chapter 7: Scaling out
Chapter 8: Monitoring
Chapter 9: Hosting a server using OWIN
Chapter 10: WinJS and Windows 8
Index
  • Chapter 1: Revitalizing the Rich Client
    • The Emperor's new clothes
    • The good old terminal
    • X server
    • Remote desktop
    • Rich clients
    • The Web
      • Full duplex on the Web
      • Events
      • Comet
        • Hand-rolling it all
      • Why?
      • Now what…
      • Think different
    • Summary

                      Einar Ingebrigtsen

                      Einar Ingebrigtsen has been working professionally with software since 1994—ranging from games development on platforms such as Playstation, Xbox, and the PC, to enterprise line of business application development, which he has been working on since 2002. He has always kept the focus on creating great products with great user experiences, putting the user first. Einar is a Microsoft MVP awardee five years in a row, awarded for his work in the Silverlight space with projects such as Balder, a 3D engine for Silverlight. Today Einar runs a company called Dolittle with partners, doing consultancy and building their own products with their own open source projects at the heart of what they do (http://github.com/dolittle). Among the clients that Dolittle has been involved with for the last couple of years, include NRK (largest TV broadcaster in Norway), Statoil (Norwegian oil company), Komplett (largest e-commerce in Norway), and Holte (leading Norwegian developer for construction software).

                      Additionally, Einar loves doing talks at the user groups and conferences, and has been a frequent speaker at Microsoft venues talking about different topics, the last couple of years talking mostly about architecture, code quality, and cloud computing.

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                      - 1 submitted: last submission 19 May 2014

                      Errata type: Graphics | Chapter number: 2

                      Please refer to the new images for code at:  http://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/Chapter_2_Graphics.pdf

                      The name of the file: Chapter 2 Graphics

                      It is also available at: https://twitter.com/EinarI/status/348722864955981824


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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Utilize persistent connections
                      • Build hubs
                      • Create Windows 8 Store applications
                      • Incorporate metadata into messaging
                      • Develop real-time .net applications
                      • Makes use of Redis for cloud development

                      In Detail

                      Real-time development is one of the fastest growing trends in application development. Users want their data there and then with no delay. This used to be near impossible to achieve but with new frameworks it is becoming more and more accessible. SignalR is a .NET framework that allows you to include this powerful technique into any of your applications in next to no time.

                      SignalR: Real-time Application Development is a hands-on, step-by-step guide that will take you from the basics of SignalR to more advanced techniques, such as making your application cloud ready and making it scalable. If you want your applications to be enterprise grade then SignalR, together with this book, is the only answer.

                      Taking you from your app concept to app creation, this book will help you take advantage of SignalR’s impressive features. Throughout the book you will be developing a chat application that will not only work online but will also work on Windows 8. You will start with the basics of SignalR and be led through more advanced techniques, chapter by chapter. By the end of the book you will not only be comfortable writing simple applications with SignalR, but with enterprise cloud applications as well.

                      Approach

                      This step-by-step guide gives you practical advice, tips, and tricks that will have you writing real-time apps quickly and easily.

                      Who this book is for

                      If you are a .NET developer who wants to be at the cutting edge of development, then this book is for you. Real-time application development is made simple in this guide, so as long as you have basic knowledge of .NET, a copy of Visual Studio, and NuGet installed, you are ready to go.

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