Torsten Dittmann

Torsten Dittmann is a Fullstack Engineer at Appwrite building an Open Source Backend-as-a-Service with PHP.


Lessons learned from building a WebSocket server

By Torsten Dittmann

Appwrite is an open-source, self-hosted Backend-as-a-Service written in PHP that aims to make app development easier with SDKs available in various programming languages. Prior to version 0.10.0 of the Appwrite API, applications could only communicate with our REST API. We decided we wanted to offer a real-time API to improve how we communicate. We decided to use a WebSocket server that would allow developers to stay connected to our servers and get real-time information as it was available. by Torsten Dittmann

Published in The Zen of Mindful Programming, December 2021