Press Ctrl / CMD + C to copy this to your clipboard.
This post will be reported to the moderators as potential spam to be looked at
Anyone up for sharing some ideas about possible ways to make use of SignalR/Websockets/Long polling in Umbraco?
I sent out a tweet and got responses quickly :)
Matt Brailsford about a seriously cool idea from CG11
Lee Kelleher already have the uBackChat package in the deli.
Tim Saunders mentioned he looked at SignalR for his Umbraco web hooks .
Morten Christensen have a sample it running in Umbraco 5
I started to hack with it to get started with some kind of admin broadcast messaging going. http://joeriks.com/2011/11/21/using-signalr-with-umbraco-to-broadcast-messages-or-chat-15-minutes/ (made a package to install SignalR, havent uploaded it to the Deli just yet tho)
The idea of using SignalR in the Umbraco back-office would offer some exciting development/packages!
I truly believe that Matt's uCollaborate idea is possible... but far too much work for a single (or couple of) developers ... especially if it is to be a free/open-source package! (Personally, I've considered it as a commercial venture ... but came to a decision that couldn't invest the time/effort required).
What I would like to see is a base framework for using SignalR within the Umbraco back-office, then have contributions for the various modules: e.g. chat/IM, notes, who's online, content editing/locking, realtime mouse-cursors, etc.
Still excited by the possibilities!
Sinister idea... uSpy - for a (super)admin to monitor what users are doing (in realtime). e.g. "John is has published document 'About Us' (1234)", "Jane is editing an XSLT file 'Navi.xslt'", etc.
When I think about the different feature ideas here - I think a simple chat window (like you already made) would be the feature I would most likely to add to my existing sites. I have not experienced much problems with editors trying to edit the same content at the same time yet - it's more a problem to get them to spend some time in the umbraco UI at all, and for them to remember how and where to edit stuff :) Seing co-workers online and being able to ask / discuss with them would be inspiring and I'm sure of real use for the people in the organizations I have been working with so far.
I've just started implementing a simple chat solution using SignalR in Umbraco.
I've hit a snag and wondered if anyone else has seen it.
The app seems to be timing out or losing it's connection after about 70 -90 seconds of inactivity.
I just wondered if anyone has noticed this/solved it?
So, it seems like the problem is that Umbraco is trying to route the SignalR calls, such as :
I have ~/signalr in UmbracoReservedPaths in web.config but this doesn't seem to be enough
I have ~/signalr in the UmbracoReservedUrls rather than UmbracoReservedPaths. That seems to work for me.
Well spotted, thanks. All working properly now :-)
I won't high five it because (my bad) it's a bit off topic for the post but thank you
is working on a reply...
Write your reply to:
Image will be uploaded when post is submitted