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Mar
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comment Column 80 - Plain Text optimised Stack Exchange
My useragent string is "Links (2.7; Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae i686; GNU C 4.7; x)", so maybe check for "Links .*" or so?
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Mar
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comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
Websockets for reputation change notifications are ok, but a nice JSON-over-HTTP-stream-API or so isn't?
Mar
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comment Column 80 - Plain Text optimised Stack Exchange
You might want to remove the "you're not using lynx" banner for xlinks2 users.
Jan
21
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
Are you there? Please say something. :(
Jan
12
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
I think I don't really understand what the problem is...
Jan
11
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
Also, about scaling: Are you saying it's hard to make it handle more load by throwing more machines at it or that you can't handle many users per server with streaming connections?
Jan
11
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
Connections? As long as CPU, RAM and bandwidth aren't problematic, how can the connections themselves be problematic?
Jan
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Jan
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comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
@Jonathan. What kinds of hardware resources are you concerned about? RAM?
Jan
5
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
@Jonathan. I don't really think it'd take very long... at least if this API only gives you a few functions like "tag stream", "question stream" and "user stream" together with two or three options ("include full text" and "also alert on replies/comments" or so).
Jan
5
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
@Jonathan. "resources"? as in hardware resources or as in developer time?
Jan
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awarded  Student
Jan
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comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
In case your existing code isn't able to handle that so well, I'd offer building a stream server in node.js that can take all events, filter them and spit them out. :P
Jan
5
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
@Shog9: Hmm, no, I haven't. Mhm... that's not streaming, but HTTP push notifications. Would probably work for me if I write some stuff around it, but a simple JSON stream like the one twitter offers is much easier to consume. Also, people behind NAT or with dynamic IPs would probably benefit from an API you can just connect to.
Jan
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asked Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll