tag : Express

Plugging Into Socket.IO: The Basics

WebSockets are starting to become available in more and more browsers. In fact, at this point in time, pretty much the latest version of every browser supports it according to Can I Use. The best part, though, is that you don’t even need a modern browser with WebSockets available in order to utilize the real-time back-and-forth communication between the browser and server that it offers. Socket.IO will show you how it’s done.

Getting Started With Node.js and Express 3

I suspect quite a few of those starting with Node are interested in using it for web development. Of the web frameworks available for Node, Express is leading the pack. And version 3 is in beta. I’m just getting started with Node and Express, so I thought I’d help you all get up and running that much more quickly. I won’t get into the boring details of installing Node and NPM. That part is especially easy now that they have Windows and Mac installers available on the Node website.