Push realtime data to your web or mobile applications
SignalR is a library for ASP.NET developers that makes building real-time applications easy and fun. With SignalR you can break free from the outmoded request/response model and push up-to-the-minute data to your web or mobile application as soon as it becomes available. From real-time trading to interactive whiteboarding to multiplayer gaming - the possibilities are endless!
This comprehensive introduction to SignalR starts with an overview of the real-time web. Learn about the technologies that power the SignalR library, such as HTML5 WebSockets and how SignalR takes the complexity out of supporting different clients by automatically detecting their capabilities.
You'll discover how to use SignalR hubs to build real-time applications quickly and easily as well as how to leverage persistent connections to gain more advanced low-level control. Techniques for testing and debugging your application will be exlored as well as options for deploying and hosting your application including Windows Azure - Microsoft's open and flexible cloud platform.