Comet Daily provides information about Comet techniques. Our contributors are leading software engineers who build Comet servers, clients, and web applications. Comet is complex, so our goal is to demystify and simplify Comet for developers, managers, entrepreneurs, analysts, and reporters.

What is Comet

Comet is a set of techniques providing low-latency data transit for the browser. The two most popular techniques, “forever-frame” and “long-polling“, significantly reduce latency over Ajax polling. Comet in the browsers typically requires a web server optimized for large numbers of long-lived HTTP connections, and a JavaScript client to communicate with the Comet server. A number of open source and commercial options exist today.

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