Intro to Socket IO

Hey All,

I'm excited to bring our next meetup based on Socket IO.

We'll be going over the background, benefits of websockets and of course, go into some examples of implementing a socket IO in applications.

Come learn, share, hack on socket IO with us 9/25/13 at drumbi pad.

We'll have snacks, and drinks available.


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  • Edward K.

    Here are the slides from used from the previous meetup­

    As usual, feel free to post or contact me about any questions

    October 7

  • Greg L.

    Big thanks to Farsheed and Eddie for loaning out your very cool space for these meetups, and also being great hosts.
    This has definitely become my fav meetup. :)

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • GregS

    Good intro, nicely paced for most people.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • David F.

    this is what node is for - realtime/interactive stuff!

    September 25, 2013

  • DestinyArchitect

    Socket.IO­ (by Farsheed­ , some partial notes)
    *a Node.js implementation of (WebSockets­ )
    *To demonstrate Socket.IO , he live-codes {"name":"mysimplech­atserver","version"­:"0.0.1","dependenc­ies":{"socketio":"­latest","jade":"­latest","express":"­latest","color:~0.0.4"­}, ..} (the package.json file, format explained at http://package.json.nodejitsu.c...­ )

    September 25, 2013

    • DestinyArchitect

      *some typos in that package.json but it gives the gist.
      *uses Sublime editor http://en.wikipedia.o...­ , which proves especially useful for getting .jade tab-indenting correct.
      *Farsheed finds Jade the best page formatter; he asks & finds 1 of the 8 non-Drumbi attendees already uses it.
      *Hopefully he'll post code (Reply here)
      *He's ended presentation, now a breakout session.

      September 25, 2013

  • DestinyArchitect

    WebSockets by Eddy (some partial notes)
    * topic­
    * this does client-server communication, different from­ (now supported by Chrome & Firefox) for peer-to-peer browser-browser communication
    *very efficient & reliable
    *supported by all modern web browsers except say older Firefox & older IE (<6).
    *Some firewalls block websockets but for this & speed often better to use https.
    *Eddy will post link to slides here (just click Reply).

    September 25, 2013

  • DestinyArchitect

    When to have repeat meetings?
    A few min ago, I do a quick survey; this is #of weeks between meetings and # of votes, with everyone voting 1x: I get 1:1, 2:4, 4:5, 8:0 (10 people in attendance & voting). Eddie also proposed every 3 weeks but not voted as it is tough for people to schedule on their calendars (though I still think is worth considering). This leans more towards every 2 weeks, but because of the upcoming holidays and because this is new (and 1/3rd of RSVPs showing up) so decide to do meetings every 4th Wed (same as today).

    September 25, 2013

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