Monday, July 5, 2010

Meteor web server looks interesting

By Vasudev Ram

The Meteor web server is written in Perl. Seems innovative based on its features, which provide Comet-like functionality. There is a live demo, a download, and examples, plus articles about it, all at its site.

To give some idea of how it can be of use, here is an excerpt from its FAQ (italics mine):

What can you use Meteor for?
We use it for live chat applications and datalogging, but there are loads of potential uses:

Combine it with a bit of clever javascript on the front end and you can draw real-time graphs.

Update stock price tables in real time

Live update of comments on your blog/forum

Display real time telemetry from anything from a remote controlled buggy to supermarket checkouts

Real time web analytics (such as the starscape at the top of every page on this site)

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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