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SOA vs. user experience

This weekend, I pulled out wireshark on the new Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Demo. I was super impressed at how damn fast the community Sims were coming through and had to go behind the scenes. You can scroll this infinite list as fast as you can, and descriptions are there immediately, with the JPEGs fill in async. It’s insanely fast. Wireshark reveals a TCP data connection (not HTTP) is kept open to the EA servers and then the JPEGs are filled in from Akamai over HTTP.…

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