WebSockets has heralded the coming of the real-time web, enabling amazing new experiences in your web browser and connected device. But new paradigms bring new challenges. What about clients that don’t have WebSockets support? How do real-time web features affect the scalability of my web application? How do I organize persistently connected users into logical groups for efficient message delivery? Oh, and make it really, really simple. In this session, learn how ASP.NET SignalR does all this and more.
With paper mail volume decreasing every year, the Netherland's national postal service, PostNL, had to get creative and push for innovating the way they do business. Making adjustments to use more part-time employees cut payroll costs, but those savings were minimized by the rising costs of providing IT services to more employees. Enter Sogeti, a longtime partner of PostNL. Sogeti worked with PostNL to develop and implement a cloud-based plan for migrating existing applications to the cloud and developing new one for enhanced cloud-based services. The result was a significant reduction in costs for IT and services.