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Scott First Steps to Comet: Orbited in PHP

I’ve recently become interested in Comet, as a web technology, and Orbited, as a Comet server. For anyone else starting down this path, I thought I’d write up the summary of this weekend’s quick foray into event-driven server-sent-messaging goodness.

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Scott Comet for Web Games

For those not familiar with Comet, you’re either not a front end web developer or you’ve been kept in the dark. To sum it up quickly, Comet is a technology like Ajax. While Ajax basically consists of an asynchronous request by the client to the server, followed by the server’s response, Comet is a bit different. In Comet the client establishes a connection (or makes a request) to the server, and then generally keeps that connection open for the server to send responses back to the client on its own schedule.

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