Developing Real-Time Websites

Tips and tricks for the Real-Time Web

View the Project on GitHub jchadwick/RealTimeWeb


Sites like Facebook have changed everything. From breaking news to status updates, things are happening in the world and people want to know about them RIGHT NOW! "Traditional" AJAX approaches might get the job done, but they usually don't scale very well -- add more than a couple dozen users at the same time and watch your site crawl to a halt.

It's time for something new - it's time for the Real-Time Web!

Slide Deck

Want to peruse the slides? Well, here they are:

The slides are hosted on SkyDrive - feel free to download them or just view them inline

Authors and Contributors

All content on this site (well, except the images in the slide deck...) created by Jess Chadwick (@jchadwick |

Support or Contact

Having trouble with the examples? Have a question? Send me an email and let me know!