In an effort to push my skills front-end development with jQuery, I have began trying to learn more about Web Hooks. Web Hooks are essentially user-defined callbacks or events, which can be used in a number of different ways as perfect example is chartbeat.com (a real-time web analytics application.)
Various websites and applications have API’s that include support for Webhooks, here are the following that I have found:
I have also found a website called Pusher.com, which is essentially a simple hosted API for which you can build real-time events applications around. They have quite a few tutorials on their website, which I plan to work with and explore. The next step would be to find websites/applications on the web which are utilizing WebHooks. I know as part of the HTML5 spec that websockets are supported, so will spend some time trying to learn how to integrate these into my daily workload.