We talked about a lot of things in this session, so a link dump seemed in order to many of the resources you’ll want to visit:
Tutorial - Getting Started with SignalR – The chat application
Tutorial - Server broadcast with SignalR – The stock ticker sample
Realtime Web Frameworks
SignalR - Of interest to the ASP.NET developer because it is about to be officially part of ASP.NET. Open source and supported.
Videos on SignalR
Building Real-time Web Apps with ASP.NET SignalR from Build 2012
Microsoft ASP.NET SignalR: The Real-Time Web Made Simple from Tech Ed 2013
Jurassic - A .NET implementation of ECMAScript. Not as fast. Also not as simple to use, but isn't wrapping a C++ implementation, either.
Hosting languages in .NET
Dynamic Languages 101 - Ted Neward discusses hosting several dynamic languages like Lua, Scheme, Prolog.
Hosting C# using Roslyn - Compiler as a service is coming. Maybe you'd like to just keep writing C# or VB?
This is still in prerelease, but you can learn a lot about the idea of separating frameworks from hosts and servers so that your applications are more portable and flexible. Why be limited to IIS or even Windows for that matter?
The Katana Project - OWIN for ASP.NET – Video
An Overview of Project Katana – An overview of the need for OWIN and walks you through some simple examples.
How I am using OWIN – Damian Hickey shows you how his web applications are testable because OWIN eliminated the dependency on a network/http stack just to test.