Today I'd like to give you an overview of a new ASP.NET technology called SignalR, a library for creating real-time communication between servers and web browsers.
SignalR is an abstraction over the new WebSocket transport. WebSocket is a very powerful, efficient system for sending messages between web browsers and servers. There are two issues with using WebSocket that SignalR was created to address:
In addition to providing a simple way to access WebSockets, SignalR offers two ways for a server and a client to communicate:
To get started with SignalR, visit the SignalR website at http://www.asp.net/signalr.