At lunch today I created a little fun website and it only took about 15 minutes (as you can plainly see from the styling).
The technologies involved were
Asp MVC 4
- Let me explain how I did it, the reason I did it was simple, I was sick to death of seeing all these posts on SignalR without actually having used it. Asp MVC is my choice of web tech these days so that was a foregone conclusion, and Azure has provided 10 free Azure websites for these sort of sites.Here we see the main page with an eductational video
.NET 4 (because at the time of writing Azure doesn’t support .net 4.5 not that I need it).
Here we see a test with two local browsers
Step 1.Create a ASP MVC4 Web internet web application, add a Chat controller. Add a view for the Index method.
Step 2. Import the SignalR package
Step 3. Add the following class to your project.
Step 5. Check it out for yourself, www.manfluanonymous.com
I left it running earlier and these are the messages that people entered over the last few hours.
Disclaimer: I copied the SignalR code from someone on the net, if i could remember who I’d give credit.