The reason for this post though is not so much to talk about Aral, but about something he is developing: SWX. He has often mentioned SWX on his blog, but until recently it hadn’t been obvious what SWX was, unless one went on a serious hunt though his website. He recently addressed this with a really good summary post. So now we all know: it’s yet another Flash/ server communications method. Despite being yet another communications method, it looks a promising one. All of the current methods (including AMFPHP) have big problems with them. SWX actually therefore looks a welcome addition to the list.
If you are interested in finding out more, check out the SWX website.