Real time chat with Node.js

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During this past summer, my company decided to switch all new development over to the growing node.js platform for server-side JavaScript. Being part of the team that decided this, I had to personally evaluate it. I started a number of projects, one which I will showcase for you today.

node-chat is a simple chat app that consists of a chat server and a web server built in. It allows the client to view a webpage (with the chat room log) and send messages back and forth. It was inspired by IRC, but does not support things like multiple channels or services (although I would like to make an IRC to WebSocket gateway..). Click on the live demo below to see it work for yourself.

Live Demo

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