June 10, 2013 – SignalR

Michael Nero

Michael Nero


Messaging over HTTP has become an integral aspect of our collective user experience as we interact with applications that affect our daily lives.  From Facebook to Google docs to online help desk applications, real-time messaging is no longer a neat trick, but an expected component of browser, mobile, and desktop applications for today’s users.

This session will cover SignalR, a sophisticated, open-source web-messaging framework designed to make real-time messaging across multiple clients painless.  We’ll cover the various techniques that have been employed over the years to achieve real-time communication over HTTP along with the challenges of each in order to showcase the elegance of SignalR by comparison.

From there, we’ll showcase some SignalR features in practice, as well as show some advanced usages of SignalR through an engaging SignalR demonstration designed to push the limitations of browser-based clients.

About Michael Nero:

Michael Nero is a happy senior consultant at Headspring living in Austin, TX.  His experience runs the platform gamut, from web to desktop to mobile development.  Michael is constantly obsessed with something, but most recently, he’s most passionate about creating engaging user experiences and asynchronous networks.
The talk will take place at Microsoft Austin office from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 6/10/2013.