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    var ably = new Ably.Realtime('1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z');
    var channel = ably.channels.get('old-bun');
    
    // Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    channel.publish('greeting', 'hello');
    
    
    AblyRealtime ably = new AblyRealtime("1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z");
    Channel channel = ably.channels.get("old-bun");
    
    /* Publish a message to the old-bun channel */
    channel.publish("old-bun", "hello");
    
    
    ARTRest realtime = [[ARTRealtime alloc] initWithKey:"1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z"];
    ARTRealtimeChannel *channel = [ably.channels get:@"old-bun"];
    
    // Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    [channel publish:@"greeting" data:@"hello"];
    
    
    let ably = ARTRealtime(key: "1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z")
    let channel = ably.channels.get("old-bun")
    
    /// Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    channel.publish("greeting", data: "hello")
    
    
    var ably = new Ably.Realtime("1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z");
    var channel = ably.Channels.Get("old-bun");
    
    // Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    channel.Publish("greeting", "hello");
    
    
    var ably = new require('ably').Realtime('1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z');
    var channel = ably.channels.get('old-bun');
    
    // Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    channel.publish('greeting', 'hello');
    
    
    $ably = new Ably\AblyRest('1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z');
    $channel = $ably->channel('old-bun');
    
    // Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    $channel->publish('myEvent', 'Hello!');
    
    
    AblyRealtime ably = new AblyRealtime("1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z");
    Channel channel = ably.channels.get("old-bun");
    
    /* Publish a message to the old-bun channel */
    channel.publish("old-bun", "hello");
    
    
    ably = Ably::Realtime.new('1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z')
    channel = ably.channels.get('old-bun')
    
    # Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    channel.publish 'greeting', 'hello'
    
    
    ably = AblyRest('1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z')
    channel = ably.channels.get('old-bun')
    
    # Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    channel.publish('greeting', 'hello')
    
    
    options := ably.ClientOptions{
      ApiKey: '1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z'
    }
    ably    := ably.NewRealtimeClient(options)
    channel := ably.Channel('old-bun')
    
    /* Publish a message to the old-bun channel */
    channel.Publish("old-bun", "hello")
    
    
    # Copy and paste the curl command below into your console to try this demo now
    # Publish a message to the old-bun channel
    
    curl -X POST https://rest.ably.io/channels/old-bun/messages \
      -u '1WChTA.KV47Aw:uDVnpjd-_y284V8z' \
      --data 'name=greeting&data=hello'
    

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    // Subscribe to messages on channel
    channel.subscribe('greeting', function(message) {
      alert(message.data);
    });
    
    
    /* Subscribe to messages on channel */
    MessageListener listener;
    listener = new MessageListener() {
      @Override
      public void onMessage(Message message) {
        System.out.print(message.data);
      }};
    };
    channel.subscribe("greeting", listener);
    
    
    // Subscribe to messages on channel
    [channel subscribe:@"greeting" callback:^(ARTMessage *message) {
      NSLog(@"%@", message.data);
    }];
    
    
    /// Subscribe to messages on channel
    channel.subscribe("greeting") { message in
      print("\(message.data)")
    }
    
    
    /* Subscribe to messages on channel */
    
    channel.Subscribe("greeting", (message) => {
      Console.WriteLine(message.data);
    });
    
    
    // Subscribe to messages on channel
    channel.subscribe('greeting', function(message) {
      console.log(message.data);
    });
    
    
    // Subscribe only supported by Realtime client libraries such as Javascript, iOS, Android
    // PHP supports history to retrieve messages over REST
    
    $messagesPage = $channel->history();
    echo($messagesPage->items[0]->data);
    
    
    /* Subscribe to messages on channel */
    
    MessageListener listener;
    listener = new MessageListener() {
      @Override
      public void onMessage(Message message) {
        System.out.print(message.data);
      }};
    };
    channel.subscribe("greeting", listener);
    
    
    # Subscribe to messages on channel
    
    channel.subscribe 'greeting' do |message|
      puts message.data
    end
    
    
    # Subscribe only supported by Realtime client libraries such as Javascript, iOS, Android
    # Python supports history to retrieve messages over REST
    
    message_page = channel.history()
    print(messagesPage.items[0].data)
    
    
    /* Subscribe to messages on channel */
    
    sub, err := channel.Subscribe()
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }
    for msg := range sub.MessageChannel() {
      fmt.Println(msg.data)
    }
    
    
    # Your browser is already subscribed to messages on channel old-bun
    # Copy and paste the curl command into your console now to see Ably realtime in action
    

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