Better WebSockets - Server-Sent Events, a carefree alternative

A simple HTTP alternative. Put your monolith, microservice or generic HTTP server on steriods

Andrei Neagu

Mobile System Architecture Web Web Protocols Web Servers and MicroFWs (Flask/Tornado/Nginx/...)

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you:
- had to use WbSockets?
- had to to create a separate project and had the issue of interfacing both?
- had to handle disconnections?
- had to handle reconnections?
- had to handle all the above and scale WebSockets?

If your experience was horrible (like mine was), we shall take a look at Server-Sent Events, an alternative to WebSockets.

The following arguments will be discussed:
- intro to the subject
- inner workings
- differences from WebSockets
- implementation explanation for a generic HTTP server in Python
- use cases

Type: Talk (30 mins); Python level: Beginner; Domain level: Intermediate

Andrei Neagu

Python developer and aficionado for about 6 years. I promote software maintainability and readability.

As a daily job: IT Technical Consultant which focuses in product development and feasibility also involved in R&D projects.