An intro to Virtual Reality

The concept of Virtual Reality (VR) has been around since the 1950’s. The first real working prototype, known as The Sword of Damocles, was created in the late 60’s. Since then, we’ve had Virtuality, Sega VR, the Virtual Boy and the VFX1, all without anything really catching on.

But I think now is a special time for VR. Why, you say? Glad you asked …

A Chatty Atmosphere


A leading online learning provider recently engaged us to add social features to their website so that students could more easily collaborate, and thus be more successful with their study. One of the main social features required was providing students with the ability to form ‘buddy’ relationships, and then to initiate persistent chat sessions between each other. In this blog post, I will describe how we used the Atmosphere Asynchronous WebSocket/Comet framework and the Hazelcast In-Memory Data Grid to build this chat implementation.