Expanded Library

Building Real-time Applications with Socket.io

by Patrick Schroeder

This course introduces developers to the Socket.io library, a free Node.js module for simplifying real-time functionality.

What you'll learn

Using Socket.io, developers are able to configure sockets for sending and receiving messages using the browser. In this course, Building Real-time Applications with Socket.io, you'll learn to build modern, real-time applications using the power of Socket.io. You'll start with an introduction to Socket.io and some of the demo apps that will be used in the course. Next, you'll discover some of the basics of what Socket.io is and how it's used within the Node.js framework. Finally, you'll build a chat application which will be able to send messages to all users, emit private messages, and you'll see how to set up private rooms. By the end of this course, you'll be prepared to tackle projects that can then deliver streaming data using simple event-driven methods.

About the author

Patrick Schroeder is a self­taught full­stack JavaScript developer. He enjoys working with Angular, Node.js, Mongodb, React.js, Firebase, and anything else JavaScript related. Patrick is passionate about teaching JavaScript. He loves to help others understand difficult concepts by creating clear and concise presentations full of examples. He is very interested in furthering his knowledge of IOT and wearable products with the intention of teaching cutting edge technologies and collaborating with ... more

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