Active Data Online WebChat is a HTML, text-based chat software. WebChat provides a means to discuss and share ideas online in real time.
WebChat is powered by Microsoft .NET (v 1.1.4322). Unlike traditional chat systems, which use UDP or TCP and comprise a proprietary broadcast server and a proprietary client (typically an ActiveX or a Java applet embedded in a web browser), WebChat uses HTTP, an ASP.NET web server, a relational database, and a standard web browser. In essence, with WebChat the client pulls information from the server (here, IIS and a database); with most other systems, the server pushes information to the client. Naturally, there are pro and con is for both kinds of text-based chat systems, but one of the primary benefits of adopting the client-pull approach is that users would not have to download and install ActiveX, .NET Windows Forms, or Java applets. In this way, WebChat is a true Web chat system.
WebChat is written in C#. Its software architecture is modular and multi-tiered.
Being a web application, WebChat can either operate as a standalone system or be incorporated into an existing ASP.NET website.
The system is customisable, and robust and scalable (provided a high end relational database such as SQL Server is being used*). WebChat is also international: