Java Web Sockets

Written by Larry Gray on . Posted in Java WebSockets

Java Web Sockets

Java web sockets is Java's alternative to Ajax. It is actually not specifically Java but an open standard called Web Sockets which is the HTTP alternative to Ajax. Java Web Sockets is Java's implementation of Web Sockets. Basically in HTTP and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) protocols there is much text based overhead in each server request and response messaging. Prior a hack was made to servers that was unofficial to get around this problem. They called it Ajax. It was made official with Web Sockets. The jest of it is that now once the web socket is made your web page and Javascript code can make very concise request with as few characters as possible of the server and get back a very concise response. This reduces bandwidth and speeds communications and reduces lag considerably. Which makes many things possible that otherwise would be impractical. Javascript using the HTML DOM can update pieces of a web page in the browser vs having to reload the entire web page from the server. Surely you can see the advantages for yourself.


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