Are you starting to work with the Force.com Streaming API or perhaps thinking about it? If you want to quickly understand how it works and see it in action, there’s now a quick start available to step you through it.
The quick start is part of the Streaming API Developer’s Guide and can be found here: HTML | PDF.
And don’t forget, the Streaming API – along with all the other APIs – is available on both Force.com and Database.com platforms. For more information about the Streaming API, go to http://developer.force.com/streaming_api.
Note: The Streaming API is currently in pilot. To enable it for your organization, contact salesforce.com.