The structure of web applications is changing. Requirements are changing, technologies are changing, and most importantly user expectations are changing.
Realtime is part of a larger shift in the structure and design of web applications. The old patterns we used for previous generations of applications will not hold up and we need to move on to something new.
Mikeal writes code, he used to work at Mozilla, CouchOne, and Yammer. He has a new thing he can't tell you about or else he'd have to kill you. Mikeal contributes to node.js and writes many widely used node.js modules and is the curator of NodeConf.
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