Pusher has established itself as a leading service for delivering WebSocket messages to connected clients via its simple, RESTful Pusher API. This especially suits application developers working with languages and platforms that struggle to maintain and scale persistent connections. We remove the need to roll a custom solution and work with complex and unfamiliar technologies, and ensure the benefits of a hosted service can be achieved. We've recently added support for WebHooks, which provide a different sort of real-time solution.
A number of companies are making a push to move traditional desktop applications into the cloud. Programmers have not been left out of this revolution, with several sites offering IDEs in a web browser. Here are 5 online IDEs.