Ably adds support for the Server-Sent Events (SSE) protocol

Seamlessy stream data without an SDK using SSE via the Ably Adapter. An open, lightweight, subscribe-only protocol, SSE is to send new events and continuous data streams to a browser client.

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  •         var ably = new Ably.Realtime('1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ');
    var channel = ably.channels.get('why-job');
    
    // Publish a message to the why-job channel
    channel.publish('greeting', 'hello');
          
            AblyRealtime ably = new AblyRealtime("1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ");
    Channel channel = ably.channels.get("why-job");
    
    /* Publish a message to the why-job channel */
    channel.publish("why-job", "hello");
          
            ARTRest realtime = [[ARTRealtime alloc] initWithKey:"1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ"];
    ARTRealtimeChannel *channel = [ably.channels get:@"why-job"];
    
    // Publish a message to the why-job channel
    [channel publish:@"greeting" data:@"hello"];
          
            let ably = ARTRealtime(key: "1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ")
    let channel = ably.channels.get("why-job")
    
    /// Publish a message to the why-job channel
    channel.publish("greeting", data: "hello")
          
            var ably = new AblyRealtime("1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ");
    var channel = ably.Channels.Get("why-job");
    
    // Publish a message to the why-job channel
    channel.Publish("greeting", "hello");
          
            var ably = new require('ably').Realtime('1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ');
    var channel = ably.channels.get('why-job');
    
    // Publish a message to the why-job channel
    channel.publish('greeting', 'hello');
          
            $ably = new Ably\AblyRest('1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ');
    $channel = $ably->channel('why-job');
    
    // Publish a message to the why-job channel
    $channel->publish('myEvent', 'Hello!');
          
            AblyRealtime ably = new AblyRealtime("1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ");
    Channel channel = ably.channels.get("why-job");
    
    /* Publish a message to the why-job channel */
    channel.publish("why-job", "hello");
          
            # Need to wrap within an EventMachine reactor which provides an asynchronous evented framework for the library to run within.
    EventMachine.run do
      ably = Ably::Realtime.new('1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ')
    end
    channel = ably.channels.get('why-job')
    
    # Publish a message to the why-job channel
    channel.publish 'greeting', 'hello'
          
            ably = AblyRest('1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ')
    channel = ably.channels.get('why-job')
    
    # Publish a message to the why-job channel
    channel.publish('greeting', 'hello')
          
            options := ably.NewClientOptions("1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ")
    ably, err := ably.NewRealtimeClient(options)
    channel := ably.Channels.Get("why-job")
    
    /* Publish a message to the why-job channel */
    channel.Publish("why-job", "hello")
          
            # Copy and paste the curl command below into your console to try this demo now
    # Publish a message to the why-job channel
    
    curl -X POST https://rest.ably.io/channels/why-job/messages \
      -u '1WChTA.0EO0Hg:OsIN2dmKP1U_4duQ' \
      --data 'name=greeting&data=hello'
          

    Subscribe

  •         // 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 library SDKs 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 library SDKs 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 {
        // Handle err
    }
    for msg := range sub.MessageChannel() {
        fmt.Println(msg.Data)
    }
          
            # Your browser is already subscribed to messages on channel why-job
    # Copy and paste the curl command into your console now to see Ably realtime in action
          

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