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Getting started with "long polling"

Getting started with "long polling"

Problem

I would like to start implementing to my site some "long Polling like" techniques.

Basically i need a main feature that refresh an HTML listing whether new data has been added to the DB.

For my setup, I have a entry range VPS server with LAMP environement. I know PHP, JS and i am familiar with Unix systems.

What would be the right technology to achieve some long polling effects?

Thanks a lot for any inputs

Problem courtesy of: silkAdmin

Solution

One Solution is to socket.io which is based on node.js and makes it super easy to use web-sockets and long polling for real-time updates. You will have to use JavaScript though for the server-side, but it sounds like you're okay with doing that.

Some related articles and discussions:

  • Node.JS Looking for an alternative to socket.IO
  • Comet, long polling with jquery tutorial
  • Polling, Comet, WebSockets, etc
  • http://davidchambersdesign.com/getting-started-with-socket.io/
Solution courtesy of: Jamund Ferguson

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