David W Parker - Developer

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All Sorts of Distractions

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I’ve been rather busy lately with quite a few things:

  1. grad school essays
  2. family stuff (Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping)
  3. taking Tyler to fun Denver stuff

I’ve also been playing a lot with Sinatra, XMPP (xmpp4r), and jabber

I plan on blogging about that soon, and what it takes to write a long-polling Ajax web app in Sinatra to talk with XMPP. Later, I’ll go on to write how to create your own chat system completely in the browser. By the way, I have heard of web sockets and I’m super excited to ditch the long polling in favor of them. But until they’re in a little more broad use, I’ll stick with my simple solution.

Gotta love the busy holiday season!