.NET Rocks!

Damian Edwards and David Fowler Persist Connections with SignalR

Episode #723 Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Carl and Richard talk to Damian Edwards and David Fowler about SignalR. SignalR is a library for providing persistant connections between a web server and a browser by providing an abstraction over top of technologies like WebSockets or even AJAX polling. SignalR requires .NET 4.0 on the back end and jQuery on the front end... although non-browser clients are in the future!


Damian Edwards

Damian Edwards is a Principal Program Manager on the ASP.NET team, responsible for the core ASP.NET runtime and Web Forms. He's also an active open source participant, as the creator of the Web Forms MVP and SignalR open source ASP.NET projects, as well as various jQuery plugins.

David Fowler

David Fowler has been at Microsoft for 15 years working on developer frameworks and tools in the .NET space. He's one of the creators of several popular OSS frameworks and tools such as NuGet, SignalR and ASP.NET Core. He also architected the Azure SignalR Service, a service for doing real time WebSocket based communication at scale. He's an avid open-source advocate and developer currently focused on simplifying developer experiences in the microservice space. When he's not working, he's busy with his 2 kids and wife playing tennis and other sports to keep himself active. David is from Barbados and goes back every year to visit family and friends and participate in the yearly Crop Over festival activities.


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