NodeJS

08
Feb
2012

Building a custom realtime chat module for Drupal 7 (part 3)

If you've followed along with my previous two posts in this series, you should now have a functioning chat on your Drupal 7 site.

If not, start with those: Part 1, Part 2

That's kind of exciting, right? But we can make it better!

07
Feb
2012

Building a custom realtime chat module for Drupal 7 (part 2)

If you haven't already read part one, you should start there.

Step 1: Creating a basic Node.js server

As preparation for part 1 of this tutorial series, you should have installed Node.js on your server, along with its helper application npm. If you haven't done so, do that now as we're going to make use of npm now.

06
Feb
2012

Building a custom realtime chat module for Drupal 7 (part 1)

There was a time, not long ago, when implementing a real-time chat system was beyond the coding skill of most web developers. That's no longer the case, thanks to the awesomeness of Node.js.