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Comet, the complement of AJAX

Nick Finck

April 10, 2006 at 3:22 PM

My good friend, Ross Olson tells me that there is a new acronym in town. Hot on the heels of the hype for AJAX comes ...Comet, Low Latency Data for the Browser. Ross goes on to say "Ajax is good for the browser, but doesn't allow the server to have it's say. Comet allows the server to push asynchronously. Ajax allows the browser to pull asynchronously. Two great tastes that taste great together. They compliment each other." Just like AJAX the technology is nothing new, but simply a repackaging of something that has been around for a while. Alex Russell is the guy behind Comet and if all goes well he may be giving Comet workshops and traveling the world on book tours in about a year.

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