Tiffany B. Brown is a member of the Opera Software Developer Relations team where she advocates for an open web. Every once in a while, she writes about tech, politics, or pop culture on her blog
Your basketball team is playing for the Championship. You want to keep track of the game, but it takes place while you’re at work. Luckily, your national news service has a crackerjack web development team. They’ve built a sports ticker that updates with every foul called or basket scored. You visit a URL, and updates are pushed right to your browser. Of course, you wonder how they did that. The answer? Server-sent events.