Learn how to use WebSocket with Packt’s new book and eBook

October 2013 | Open Source, Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming by Vangos Pterneas, which harnesses the true power of bi-directional communication, by using the brand new HTML5 WebSocket API. The book comes in at over 110 pages and is competitively priced at $29.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $15.29.

About the Author:
Vangos Pterneas is a Software Engineer, who is passionate about natural user interfaces and modern innovative technologies. His professional experience includes iOS, Windows, Kinect, and HTML5 development for small- and large-scale systems. Vangos previously worked as a Software Engineer and Consultant for Microsoft Innovation Center. He is now running his own company, LightBuzz Software, introducing new concepts and software to the public. LightBuzz applications have won first place in Microsoft's worldwide innovation competition which is held in New York, and have also first place in TEDx's Rising Stars program.

WebSocket is a web technology providing full-duplex communications channels over a single TCP connection.It is designed to be implemented in web browsers and web servers, but it can be used by any client or server application. The WebSocket protocol is an independent TCP-based protocol. Although it is the most technically challenging HTML5 feature to implement, it's a technology worth learning for efficient, interactive websites.

Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming is a comprehensive guide teaching readers how to configure their server and clients, how to transmit different types of data, and how to secure whole systems. Readers can look forward to being introduced to the world of WebSocket. Beginning with the WebSocket API, this guide will provide readers with practical, real-world examples that will enable them to learn how to build multi-functional web apps for any type of device. Readers will also learn how to configure a web client, and a web server, which will help them send messages to others through easy-to-use mechanisms.

Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming covers the following topics:
Chapter 1: WebSocket – a Handshake!
Chapter 2: The WebSocket API
Chapter 3: Configuring the Server
Chapter 4: Data Transfer – Sending, Receiving, and Decoding
Chapter 5: Security
Chapter 6: Error Handling and Fallbacks
Chapter 7: Going Mobile (and Tablet, Too)

About Packt:
Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

Getting Started with HTML5 WebSocket Programming
Learn the step-by-step configuration of the server and clients

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-html5-websocket-programming/book

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