WebSockets Servers 101

Let’s start listening… …listening for incoming socket connections. This is the very first thing that every server should do and to avoid potential problems with firewalls/proxies, let’s use the standard port 80. So, what else should our WebSocket server be able to do? respond to the handshake request (GET) receive and send messages extract frames keep track of clients respond to Pings and Pongs

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WebSockets clients 101

Forget about frameworks for now… There’s a lot of frameworks that support WebSockets, but the purpose of every framework is to speed up the process of building products by hiding all low level details underneath, the details which I believe are important to know (=understand). You probably know that WebSockets allow you to establish real time communication between a webserver and its clients and what’s cool about it, is you can get a response without a need to request it (explicitly).

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