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Is it possible for Wolfam Development Platform to use sockets or anything other for real time communication? For example, in Javascript I can use RethinkDb, Firebase, socket.io or something similar. For Java I can use sockets. For .NET SignalR. Is it a way to enable real time communication?

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There is now an experimental feature to communicate in real-time in Wolfram:

https://reference.wolfram.com/language/guide/Channel-BasedCommunication.html

It can be used to communicate between two Wolfram Clouds. You can also simulate ChannelSend function by sending HTTP query.

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You can connect to sockets with SocketConnect, but I'm not aware of a built-in way to bind a socket.

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    $\begingroup$ Does that work in the cloud? (I have no experience with it.) $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ Seems like the any option that is somewhat close to what we are trying to achieve. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 16:26

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