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06:47 pm, 9 Jul 09

pubsubhubbub

I'd like to draw your attention to bradfitz and Brett's pubsubhubbub, a protocol for distributing real-time updates.

It feels very bradfitzy to me: it is simple, decentralized, seems obvious in retrospect, and pays careful attention to an incremental migration path from existing technology (here, people who provide static feeds with the expectation of clients polling).

The slides are brief and to the point. Give 'em a glance.