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  • Microsoft Adds Cross-Platform Support for Azure Relay Hybrid Connections

    Microsoft recently announced that their Azure Relay Hybrid Connections service has reached General Availability. The Azure Relay Hybrid Connections service, which is WebSocket-based, complements the existing Azure Service Bus Relay offering which is now being referred to as WCF Relays.

  • Impact of Java EE 8 Hiatus on Tomcat 9 Highlighted at SpringOne

    Mark Thomas (markt@apache.org) gave an update on the Apache Tomcat roadmap on the first day of the SpringOne Platform conference in Las Vegas this week, in which he brought up the fact that the ongoing delays to Java EE 8, something we've highlighted on InfoQ before, are also causing problems for the Apache Tomcat team.

  • Socket.IO 1.0 Release Brings Binary Support, new Engine.IO Module

    Guillermo Rauch has released version 1.0 of the Socket.IO realtime JavaScript library, bringing with it the new Engine.IO module, and support for sending binary data. Coming more than two years since the last major release, the JavaScript community has largely greeted the news warmly, but for some the release has been too long coming.

  • Java EE 7 WebSocket Support

    Java EE 7 introduces a number of new APIs and changes to existing APIs that cater to web developers using HTML5. There are three areas of interest: a new API for working with JSON, a significant update to JSF for working with new attributes, and a new API for working with the WebSocket protocol, one of a variety of technologies that make up HTML5.

  • Plans for Spring Framework 4.0 Announced - Includes Support for Java SE 8 and Groovy 2

    VMware's SpringSource team have recently announced plans for Spring 4.0, the next update to the framework, with new features including support for Java SE 8, Groovy 2, parts of Java EE 7, and WebSockets. InfoQ spoke to Spring framework co-founder Juergen Hoeller to find out more about the plans.

  • Atmosphere 1.0: Asynchronous Communication For Java/JavaScript

    Atmosphere 1.0 is a new Java/Scala/Groovy framework that attempts to abstract asynchronous communication between the web browser and the application server. It transparently supports Web Sockets, HTML5 Server Side events and other application server specific solutions when available, with long polling as a fallback.

  • Apache Wicket 6 Released With Integrated jQuery Support

    The Apache Wicket project has released version 6 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with built-in support for jQuery , improved JavaScript event binding, easier OSGI bundling and experimental support for WebSockets.

  • SPDY versus WebSockets?

    Lori MacVittie has recently posted an article describing why she believes SPDY will gain much wider acceptance in the Web than WebSockets. For her and several others, the differentiating aspect between these protocols is the way in which they use HTTP and SPDY wins because of this.

  • HTTPbis Working Group Start To Consider HTTP/2.0

    Rackspace's Mark Nottingham, discusses the recent HTTPbis Working Group meeting, clarifications to the HTTP/1.1 specification, and the influence of SPDY on the group that have resulted in a change to its charter enabling them to begin considering HTTP/2.0.

  • WebSocket Support In Windows 8

    As both the WebSocket Protocol and the WebSocket API gain full-fledged support in the Windows 8 Consumer preview, ASP.NET developers can start taking advantage of the bidirectional capabilities by using System.Web.WebSockets library.

  • Security vulnerabilities with HTML5 (WebSockets)?

    Lori Macvittie recently raised concerns about WebSockets vulnerabilities to viruses and malware due to the removal of HTTP headers and MIME types. Given other reported security issues with the protocol and implementations, is it time to step back and consider what a world based on WebSockets should look like?

  • WebSockets versus REST?

    With WebSockets now a W3C Candidate Recommendation and a new JSR about to start in the JCP, the question arises about how and if WebSockets work with the principles of REST? Do they compliment each other, or will WebSockets, as some people believe, divert attention away from REST and towards a new style of interaction for the Web? There is even the suggestion that WebSockets "breaks the Web".

  • HTML5 Labs Launched and WebSocket Update

    Last week Microsoft launched HTML5 Labs where they intend to post early prototypes of applications running on unstable web standard specifications for .NET developers. Yet earlier this month, preliminary WebSocket implementations in FireFox 4 and Opera where disabled due to security concerns.

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