Think about some of your favorite applications or websites. It might be a multiplayer game, a social media app, or Google Suite apps like Docs or Sheets. These apps all have something in common. They use sockets to communicate between clients.

These open connections are called WebSockets and they are used in many of the most popular applications around today. Let’s dive deeper into exactly what WebSockets are, where are they used, and how to implement them.

What Are WebSockets?

“WebSocket is a communications protocol for a persistent, bi-directional, full duplex TCP connection from a user’s web browser (or other client side application) to a server.” …

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