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Sprintcrowd powered by Ably

Sprintcrowd: World’s first live running platform Start wherever – run together. Side by side with friends and other runners, virtually, no matter location. Run for fun or challenge your friends Create your private race and invite your friends or join some of the many public races. About Ably Ably is an enterprise-grade pub/sub messaging platform. We make it easy to efficiently design, quickly ship, and seamlessly scale critical realtime functionality delivered directly to end-users. Every day, we deliver billions of realtime messages to millions of users for thousands of companies.

The state of edge messaging infrastructure

When it comes to the apps we rely on everyday for chatting with family, checking how close our delivery is, and collaborating with colleagues in a shared whiteboard, we expect seamless realtime experiences without delays or downtime. Ably surveyed over 500 engineering leaders about the challenges of building realtime edge messaging infrastructure in-house to power these shared live experiences.

Edge messaging: The backbone of live online experiences

Computing advances have taken us full circle. From terminals and a mainframe to individual personal computers, to cloud-based centralization again. Today, the devices we carry with us exceed the power of those original mainframes. They connect and inform us with a range of responsive, live experiences. Where would we be without live sports scores, online chat, order-delivery tracking, or synchronized document collaboration?

Announcing the Ably VS Code extension

We're excited to announce the Ably VS Code extension. This extension allows you to manage your Ably apps directly from VS Code. We'd love your feedback on this extension. About Ably Ably is an enterprise-grade pub/sub messaging platform. We make it easy to efficiently design, quickly ship, and seamlessly scale critical realtime functionality delivered directly to end-users. Every day, we deliver billions of realtime messages to millions of users for thousands of companies.

Gartner considers edge messaging providers like Ably critical for live experiences

A recent GartnerⓇ report recognizes Ably as playing a critical role in powering meaningful online experiences by extending event-driven architectures to the edge. Within the spectrum of event-driven architecture use cases, Ably reaches end-user devices with last-mile connectivity: it’s at the heart of what we do. Ably is edge messaging!

The Ably Kafka Connector - now Generally Available with enhanced pattern-based mapping capabilities

The Ably Kafka Connector has a raft of new enhancements, and is now available in a full general availability (GA) release. Developers now have the option to use pattern-based mapping rules to enable streaming of data from many Kafka topics to many Ably channels - ideal for chat solutions, live sports updates, live streaming, broadcasting notifications and alerts.

User presence at scale

At its most simple, user presence represents a user’s online or offline status and is typically used to show whether a user is available, for example, on a chat system. Here are some other examples of where it’s used: Presence is a key feature of live apps and services and a primary element of the user experience in audience engagement. It is a great way to build a sense of immediacy between participants; knowing who else is online builds a sense of inclusion and interaction.

Message durability and quality of service across a large-scale distributed system

Ably is a distributed pub/sub edge messaging platform that acts as the broker in realtime data streaming pipelines. Publishers send messages to Ably, and we deliver those messages to subscribers. We guarantee: In this article, we describe how Ably can make such guarantees in the face of network outages. We cover the redundancy built into our server clusters and the design we have used to ensure message ordering and exactly-once delivery.

Ably launch Kafka Connector at Kafka Summit 2022 - London

Here at Ably, we're excited to announce our participation and Silver sponsorship of the Kafka Summit 2022, taking place between 25-26 April. The Kafka Summit is the only dedicated technical conference for the Apache Kafka® Community, and it's a great opportunity for anyone building large-scale event-driven systems to learn and share ideas. It's also the perfect event for us to launch the general availability of the Ably Kafka Connector.