Websockets – http on steroids
Http has been around since 1999, but the modern web applications‘ increasing demand for server push and a more efficient communication protocol, led to the definition of the Websocket protocol in 2011. The questions asked at the Java Conference 2014 in Cluj were symptomatic for the new technologies: Who heard about Websockets? Nearly everyone of the ~250 participants. Who already used Websockets? Just a bunch of people, around 10 to 15. Finally, who used Websockets in a commercial project? As expected, no one raised the hand.