SignalR: Real-time Application Development

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Learn
  • 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
About

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.

Features
  • Develop real-time applications across numerous platforms
  • Create scalable applications that are ready for cloud deployment
  • Utilize the full potential of SignalR
Page Count 124
Course Length 3 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781782164241
Date Of Publication 6 Jun 2013

Authors

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 the enterprise line of business application development since 2002. He has always focused on creating great products with great user experiences, putting the user first. Einar was a Microsoft MVP awardee from October 2008 until July 2015, which he was awarded for his work in the community and in the Silverlight space with open source projects such as Balder, a 3D engine for Silverlight. For years, Einar ran a company called Dolittle together with partners, doing consultancy work and building their own products with their own open source projects at the heart of what they did. Amongst the clients that Dolittle has had over the last couple of years include NRK (the largest TV broadcaster in Norway), Statoil (a Norwegian oil company), Komplett (the largest e-commerce company in Norway), and Holte (a leading Norwegian developer for construction software). Today, Einar works for Microsoft as a technical evangelist, focusing on Azure and advising ISVs, which meant giving up the MVP title.

A strong believer in open source, he runs a few projects in addition to Balder, the largest being Bifrost (http://bifr.st), a line of business platforms for .NET developers, and also worth mentioning is Forseti (http://github.com/dolittle/forseti), a headless auto-running JavaScript test runner.

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

His personal blog is at http://www.ingebrigtsen.info.

Einar has also published another book on the subject of SignalR Blueprints, by Packt Publishing.