Comet is a fancy buzzword used to describe the latest trend in web development: realtime updates pushed directly to clients! It sounds sweet and quite frankly, it really is, but the catch is that neither browsers nor servers were originally designed to work this way. The result is that Comet, while a nice concept on paper, ends up being a pain in the ass to implement. Well, used to anyway thanks to yours truly who developed an easy-to-use Javascript/PHP Comet library!

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