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Services and Libraries I’ve Used

I briefly want to mention the particular services and libraries that I’ve used, but these aren’t your only options. I encourage you to explore other options that best fit your needs. I began by using the Pusher.com service which provides a full featured WebSocket implementation and fallbacks like polling for older browsers that do not support WebSockets. They have a free tier and the service is very easy to get started using, and they provide clients for various popular languages. Once I got to a point past where the free tier would work for my uses, I wrote a small Node.js and Express application using the popular socket.io. For each of these projects other than the slide deck, I used Ruby on Rails as the the server-side framework.