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  • Realtime data and continuous delivery

    Software development teams are beginning to realize the benefits of continuous, test-driven delivery of new releases.

    Instead of a single, milestone release (waterfall development) or multiple, internal test releases before major external ones (agile development), continuous delivery focuses on constant releasing of features to market throughout the development process.

    The goal of continuous delivery is that code is always ready to deploy and features are constantly rolled out independent of ‘releases’ – and doing so properly requires realtime data.

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  • Building a realtime chat app with Django and Fanout Cloud

    Chat is one of the most popular uses of realtime data. In this article we’ll explain how to build a web chat app in Django, using Django EventStream and Fanout Cloud. The Django EventStream module makes it easy to push JSON events through Fanout Cloud to connected clients.

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  • Reliable Server-Sent Events for Django

    Today we’re pleased to introduce Django EventStream, a module that provides Server-Sent Events capability to your Django server application. It relies on Pushpin or Fanout Cloud to manage the client connections. Events can optionally be persisted to your database, for highly reliable delivery.

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  • Realtime data for smart notifications

    It’s becoming the new normal that messaging and collaboration apps and platforms are available across multiple devices.

    Business tools like Slack and JIRA offer feature-rich mobile apps, and users increasingly consume content from social networks like Facebook on their mobile devices instead of a desktop or laptop.

    This isn’t a surprise – and we’re here to share our perspective on how developers can use realtime data to provide cross-platform users with the best notification experience.

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  • What is realtime?

    Many software developers are familiar with realtime, but we believe that realtime concepts and user experiences are becoming increasingly important for less technical individuals to understand.

    At Fanout, we power realtime APIs to instantly push data to endpoints – which can range from the actual endpoints of an API (the technical term) to external businesses or end users. We use the word in this post loosely to refer to any destination for data.

    We’re here to share our experience with realtime: we’ll provide a definition and current examples, peer into the future of realtime, and try and shed some light on the eternal realtime vs. real-time vs. real time semantic debate.

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