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Phil Leggetter is a Developer Evangelist at Pusher. He's been involved in developing and using realtime web technologies for over 10 years. His focus is to help developers use these technologies to build the next generation of interactive and engaging realtime web applications. Follow him at @leggetter.
The Web has become increasingly interactive over the years. This trend is set to continue with the next generation of applications driven by the real-time Web. Adding real-time functionality to an application can result in a more interactive and engaging user experience.
However, setting up and maintaining the server-side real-time components can be an unwanted distraction. But don't worry, there is a solution.