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Web Server and New Language

I ran across this article talking about the technical setup of Lingr (basically provides chat rooms in the browser). The interesting thing about Lingr is it uses a technology that keeps a connection open from the browser to the server. With this connection open, the server can push content to the browser without requiring a browser refresh or a “polling” of the server. This lead to comments about whether servers could handle that many open connections.