T21 Build Speedy Azure Applications with HTML 5 and Web Sockets Today


4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Level: Intermediate

Rick Garibay

Senior Software Development Manager

In the world of HTML5 development, interoperability is king. Unfortunately, sometimes interoperability can be at the expense of performance. With support for bi-directional, full-duplex messaging simply out of the reach of the HTTP protocol, messaging support in HTML5 can be severely limited. Fortunately, standards groups including the W3C and IETF are hard at work on a standard specification called WebSockets which aims to bring these much needed capabilities to the masses. 

Come learn how Microsoft is leading the innovation behind this exciting capability with an interactive presentation covering Microsoft's implementation of the HTML5 WebSockets API and how you can provide the performance and functionality required to deliver great user experiences with HTML5, ASP.NET, WCF, Node.js and Windows Azure today.

You will learn:

  • Why the WebSocket protocol and the problems it solves
  • How to leverage WebSockets in native browser apps using ASP.NET and WCF WebSocket features in .NET 4.5
  • How Azure first-classes support for WebSockets both on the Microsoft stack and alternative platforms like Node.js