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ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile App Development by Andy Meadows

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Chapter 11. Coding for the Real-time Web

As the lines between web apps and traditional desktop apps blur, our users have come to expect real-time behavior in our web apps—something that is traditionally the domain of the desktop. One cannot really blame them. Real-time interaction with data, services, and even other users has driven the connected revolution, and we are now connected in more ways than ever before. However valid this desire to be always connected and immediately informed of an event, there are inherent challenges in real-time interactions within web apps.

The first challenge is that the Web is stateless. The Web is built on HTTP, a protocol that is request/response; for each request a browser makes, there is one and only one response. ...

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