Building Real-time Apps with Websockets & Server-Sent Events
This article was peer reviewed by Craig Bilner and Dan Prince. Thanks to all of SitePoint's peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! An important part of writing rich internet applications is reacting to data changes. Consider the following quote by Guillermo Rauch, taken from his 2014 BrazilJS talk, The 7 Principles of Rich Web...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark