10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
Lead Principal Engineer with MapVine
Before coming to MapVine, he functioned as the lead engineer on the Common Services Tier at Time Warner Cable. This tier provided services and a common API for everything from streaming video to scheduling billing orders and had over a dozen constituent applications. Combined with other customer-facing portals, the traffic on sites Johnny was responsible for was well into the millions of requests per day. Prior to working at Time Warner Cable, Johnny helped create the primary OSS at Dash Carrier Services resulting in a VOIP platform that powered the nations leading next generation emergency network.
Johnny lives in Denver with his wife and son. He enjoys riding his bike and playing music and volunteers monthly at a local recovery organization in the north Denver area.
One of the most exciting new additions to the suite of technology collectively known as "HTML 5" is an official WebSocket standard. This finally allows full duplex bi-directional communication between a client and server over TCP.
However, the technology is still new and rapidly changing. In this talk, Johnny will explain what a WebSocket is, how it works, how to implement it on browsers that don't natively support it, and how it relates to other technologies and platforms such as HTTP long polling, Comet, Flash Sockets, mobile, and JSONP. He'll also discuss the different types of server implementations, scaling strategies, and how a it can be integrated into an existing application.