Chrome experiments: Rumpetroll’s HTML5 Pond

Chrome experiments: Rumpetroll’s HTML5 Pond

“We use WebSockets to keep the connection between browser and server alive at all times, this makes it really fast. One tadpole sends at most five updates per second to the server, which in turn broadcasts it to every other tadpole. The WebSocket server is implemented in Ruby with the glorious EventMachine and em-websocket. HTML files are hosted on Mediatemple and the WebSocket server runs on a Joyent SmartMachine. The virtual pond is drawn with the HTML5 Canvas element.

You may think of WebSockets as turbocharged Ajax, And it will probably have a huge impact on the future of the web.”

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