What is CometD?
It is a web server to push data to a browser, without the browser explicitly requesting it. It is an umbrella term, encompassing multiple techniques for achieving this interaction.
CometD is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
CometD is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CometD's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like CometD?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use CometD
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- Publish/Subscribe Messaging
- Service Channels
- Private Message Delivery
- Lazy Messages
- Message Batching
- Listeners, Data Filters and Extensions
- Security Policy
CometD Alternatives & Comparisons
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