Programmers who really did not understand the web spent all of their time adding artificial "statefulness" in the form of "session stores". Instead of using the power of the web we started creating "applications" that simply used http as a transport for our evil doing. Then came the RESTafarians who lead the charge trying to teach others of the virtues and power of the web.
Now I find myself in the trenches trying to lead others to the promise land! Then I run into little nuggets like the WebSockets API.
WebSocketobject with an open connection must not be garbage collected if there are any event listeners registered for