Lightstreamer and OpenFin joined forces to show, through a demo, how both these challenges can be addressed by combining their respective solutions: Lightstreamer for real-time data transport and OpenFin for real-time data visualization using HTML5.
Lightstreamer is a real-time messaging server, which is able to deliver fast changing data with low latency over the Internet. It employes web protocols (WebSockets and HTTP) to pass through any existing firewall and proxy. Lightstreamer can scale to millions of messages per second with very large numbers of connected users.
OpenFin is a client-side runtime environment which allows HTML5 desktop applications to behave with native performance and experience. OpenFin's Hypergrid is an open-source HTML5 grid that supports unlimited data set sizes while maintaining constant, ultra-high performance. The Lightstreamer and OpenFin teams decided to develop a live Market Depth demo. The Lightstreamer Server delivers real-time Level II data to the application, by automatically optimizing the data flow to consume the smallest possible bandwidth. OpenFin displays the received data in a grid in an extremely fast and efficient way. The application is based on HTML5.
The demo application is available for download for Windows (with Mac coming soon).
The full source code of the demo application is available on GitHub.
OpenFin integrated the Lightstreamer API into an HTML5 desktop application via the friendly pub-sub interface to create the demo. The team hooked up a ReactJS component containing the Hypergrid canvas based grid widget and some display fields set to update via pushed data from Lightstreamer. The speed and ease of obtaining and processing the incoming data is impressive.
They then packed the application into a Windows executable. When you run the installer, the OpenFin runtime is downloaded and unzipped and an icon is placed on your desktop. When you double-click the desktop icon, the OpenFin runtime will load the Lightstreamer demo and data will be served from the web directly to your desktop.
For more information:
Lightstreamer website: lightstreamer.com
OpenFin website: openfin.co
OpenFin demo page: openfin.co/demos
Source code of this demo: github.com/openfin/openfin-lightstreamer-demo
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