Another year, another 72-hour conversation. MIX is taking place in Las Vegas April 12-15. If you are not familiar with MIX, it is “…a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. Sessions range from technical, code-based topics to expert advice on content strategy, usability and design. Explore the future of the standards-based web “. Check out all the details at http://live.visitmix.com.
Yesterday Microsoft announced a new set of MIX sessions including my session titled “Hot from the Labs: HTML5 WebSockets”. WebSockets is an emerging specification being standardized by W3C and IETF that will enable web browsers as well as client applications to open a bi-directional, full-duplex communication channel with a remote host. The application of this technology is endless as there are many benefits over traditional methods including the “long polling” approach that many applications and services use today.
This session will take place on Tuesday April 12 at 11:30am. My colleague Paul Batum and I will walk you through the implementation details and source code needed to play with the HTML5 Labs Web Sockets prototype and will share our firsthand experience in working with the new standard.
Hope to see you there!