Demystifying WebSockets for Real-Time Web Communication

Miguel González-Fierro
July 12, 2018

WebSocket is a protocol for bidirectional communication (client-server and server-client), which is part of the HTML 5 API. In simple terms, it enables the interaction between a web client and a web server with lower overheads, facilitating data transfer in real-time. In this post, we will explain what are WebSockets, what is its relationship with older technologies like AJAX and REST APIs and we will provide some resources to help you implement this technology.


websockets; web development

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