Realtime Web Apps

With HTML5 WebSocket, PHP, and jQuery

by Jason Lengstorf, Phil Leggetter,

Realtime Web Apps: With HTML5 WebSocket, PHP, and jQuery is a guide for beginner- to intermediate-level web developers looking to take the next leap forward in website and app development: realtime.

With Realtime Web Apps, you’ll be able to quickly get up to speed on what HTML5 WebSocket does, how it is going to affect the future of the web as we know it, and—thanks to Pusher’s simple API—start developing your first realtime app today.

Using a practical approach rather than focusing on dry theory, Realtime Web Apps will guide you through building your first app using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and Pusher. After your initial introduction to the technologies used in the book, you’ll immediately jump into the process of creating a realtime Q&A app that will work on desktop browsers as well as mobile phones (including iOS and Android).

In addition to learning realtime development strategies, you’ll also learn progressive development strategies including responsive CSS3 layouts, AJAX development with jQuery, and more.

The future of the web is realtime. Grab your hoverboard.

  • Introduces you to the revolutionary capabilities of the HTML5 WebSocket API
  • Gets you started with WebSocket immediately using the super-simple Pusher API
  • Walks you through the development of a real-life realtime web app
  • Gets you working with responsive layouts, jQuery, and AJAX development
  • Apress; June 2013
  • ISBN 9781430246213
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Realtime Web Apps
  • Author: Jason Lengstorf; Phil Leggetter; Alex Newman
  • Imprint: Apress

About The Author

Jason Lengstorf is a 27-year-old turbogeek from Portland, OR. He started building websites in his late teens when his band couldn t afford to pay someone to do it, and he continued building websites after he realized his band wasn t actually very good. He s been a full-time freelance web developer since 2007, and expanded his business under the name Copter Labs, which is now a distributed freelance collective, keeping about 10 freelancers worldwide busy. He is also the author of PHP for Absolute Beginners and Pro PHP and jQuery.