The Web is increasingly happening in realtime. With poster children such as Facebook and Twitter leading the way, users are coming to expect that all websites should serve content to them as it occurs. In this tutorial, we’ll talk about to adding several realtime features to your existing site without making significant changes to your existing infrastructure. We’ll cover everything from chat and messaging services to streaming content feeds and realtime syndication. We’ll do deep dive into using Tornado, PubSubHubBub, XMPP and others. There will be lots of code, with samples available online, so if you miss a section, don’t worry about it.
Ted Roden is the author of O’Reilly’s Building the Realtime User Experience. He currently works in the Research and Development group at The New York Times and before that was an early developer at Vimeo.com. He is also the creator of a popular social bookmarking site enjoysthin.gs and the personal assistant service Fancy Hands.