MVC 4.0, Part 08 of 11: Architecture

with Don Kiely

In this course we’ll explore some of these real-time communication options, including HTTP polling, HTTP long polling, server-sent events, and the news of the bunch, Web sockets. You’ll also learn about Microsoft’s response to this need with a variety of technologies, including the SignalR library. Next we’ll explore two pieces of the basic ASP.NET infrastructure that are useful in some situations when building applications. The first is HTTP handlers and the other is HTTP modules, each of which are implemented as .NET classes that implement specific interfaces. An HTTP handler executes whenever a client makes a request for a certain path or file so that you can generate a response on the fly or retrieve resources from unusual places. An HTTP module executes with every client request, letting you implement various cross-cutting features in your application.

Course Outline