Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Technology from Lightstreamer!

Weswit Srl, the maker of Lightstreamer, would like to wish you happiness and great technological choices for this end of year and the beginning of 2012!

As you probably know, Lightstreamer is the leading technology for exchanging low-latency real-time data over the Web. You take care of your application, we take care of efficient and reliable data delivery, whatever platforms you are using on the server side (Java, .NET, etc.) and on the client side (web browsers, native mobile apps, or whatever).

More and more finance, aerospace, gaming,  and other types of companies are taking benefit from the real-time communication capabilities of Lightstreamer, moving toward the True Real-Time Web.

Expect many exciting news in the course of 2012 as for Weswit's product offering!

The Lightstreamer Team

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lightstreamer 4.0.2 Released

An update to Lightstreamer software is available for download.

Lightstreamer Server v. 4.0.2 contains a fix that solves a potential issue with polling mode and older browsers.

Other minor changes to Lightstreamer Server and to some client libraries are included, as explained in the detailed changelog.

Our engineering team is currently working hard on the new release of Lightstreamer software, which will include several new and exciting features... (More on this later).

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

NASA and Lightstreamer for Project Morpheus

NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program site recently published an interesting paper by Matthew Noyes and Robert Hirsh: Rendering Flight Telemetry in Platform-Independent Three-Dimensional Touch-Interactive Simulations (PDF download).

The paper describes an innovative project where Lightstreamer is used for pushing spacecraft telemetry data to tablet devices, which render a 3D representation of the vehicle in real time.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Real-Time Forever...

With refreshed minds and bodies after summer vacation, the Lightstreamer team is working hard on several new exciting ideas. Lightstreamer will keep shaping the future of the real-time Web :-)

Make sure to follow us not only through this blog, but via the other social channels too. We post short updates on Twitter (@Lightstreamer) and propagate them to LinkedIn and Facebook. Find all the details here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lightstreamer Server 4.0.1 Released

A new update to Lightstreamer Server 4.0 is available for download.
The new version is 4.0.1 build 1513.1.3.

This release fixes a bug introduced with Lightstreamer 4.0 that affects HTTPS connections. Under some circumstances, when very large control requests are sent (usually due to very long item and field names, combined with high numbers of subscriptions) the underlying TLS/SSL connection may break.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Patch Release Available

We recently released an update to the latest distribution of Lightstreamer (codename Duomo, which contains Server 4.0 and HTML Client 5.0).

Such update, which is available from the usual download page, contains two changes:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Push Technology, Comet, and WebSockets: 10 years of history from Lightstreamer's perspective

By Alessandro Alinone (originally published on Comet Daily)

More than ten years have passed since the creation of Lightstreamer. Now that Lightstreamer 4.0 is generally available, it is a good moment to look back at what happened in the history of Push/Comet and to share a short analysis of the current trends from Lightstreamer’s perspective.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lightstreamer 4.0 Released!

We are very proud to announce that the new version of Lightstreamer, codename Duomo, is now generally available.

New Lightstreamer contains many exciting improvements, making it the perfect solution whenever you need to deliver real-time messages through the Internet.

Performance has been improved, making Lightstreamer Server even more scalable and faster than before. It is now easier to manage the system, via the new logging facility and new JMX interface. Many stability and reliability improvements have been introduced across all the code.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Stream Real-Time Data to Mobile Apps

One of the tasks recently completed by the Lightstreamer engineering team has been to provide maximum support for all mobile platforms, so that any mobile app for any device could easily become real-time enabled.

The new release of Lightstreamer, codename Duomo, which will be publicly available next week, will contain a lot of exciting new features to extend the power of Lightstreamer's push to every mobile clients.

For each mobile platform, a dedicated full-blown SDK is provided, containing native libs, documentation, and source-code examples and demos. Supported platforms are: Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Java ME.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lightstreamer has a New Logo

After ten years' great service, it was time to replace the Lightstreamer logo with a brand new one, more up to date and stylish.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New iPhone and iPad Lightstreamer Example

Next Lightstreamer version, codename Duomo, will have many new exciting features, including some brand new client APIs. We now directly cover all the mobile app technologies out there, including iOS. We have recently published on Apple Store a simple iOS application that is a good example of how to leverage the iOS Client API for Lightstreamer inside an Objective-C application.

Previously, to develop iOS applications that could receive real-time data from Lightstreamer Server you had to use a third-party client library. Now we provide our own officially supported API.

The new example, provided with full source code, shows a simple grid updated in real-time with market data generated by Lightstreamer Server. Such application automatically adapts to both iPhone and iPad.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Meet Lightstreamer in New York in June at SIFMA

Weswit will present the new version of Lightstreamer software, codename Duomo, at Financial Services Technology Expo 2011 (SIFMA) in New York.

Come and visit us at our booth! You will have a chance to speak to Weswit's co-CEO and CTO Alessandro Alinone and co-CEO and Chairman Mauro Fantechi.

Financial Services Technology Leaders Forum and Expo
June 14-16 2011
Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas
Booth #1827

Friday, April 15, 2011

A New Silverlight Example

We have released a brand new version of the Lightstreamer Silverlight Demo, which shows some new features, like automatic reconnection, automatic resubscription, and cell highlighting.

The live demo can be seen at:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Real-time Business Analytics Using Dojo and Lightstreamer

(Below is a re-post from the SitePen Blog)

The proliferation of online data gives businesses more information than they can possibly manage. Real-time dashboards and trading systems help users make sense of financial information, analytics, business trends, customer stats, and much more. The Dojo Toolkit and Lightstreamer are two popular choices available for building your own platforms and applications.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lightstreamer 4.0 Preview Release

We are very excited to announce early availability of the Preview Release of next-generation Lightstreamer.

The final release is expected in the next few months, but this sneak preview will allow you to check out some of the improvements to the product and enable us to collect your precious feedback before releasing the final version.

We encourage you to download and test the Preview Release and get back to us with any comments.