Socket.IO (with websockets) – the details. (socket io v2). Socket io. For those who want to learn how to harness real-time communication on the web. With Cluster, redis, & React
Websockets are one of the coolest things to hit the web in ages. They allow the browser real-time communication bridging one of the last gaps in both human and web-based communication. Socket io is the king library that uses websockets under the hood.
There’s a good chance if you’re reading this, you’ve heard about socket io. Maybe even done a tutorial on it. But how far did you get? In my experience, the vast majority of the material on the web goes no farther than a quick-start, instant chat app. You don’t learn how anything works, never look at the docs, and are stuck at the end wondering what to do now.
The remaining shred of material is waaaaay over everyone’s head. The fact that the websocket API was standardized in 2011 and most developers still don’t know how to use it is evidence of the gap.
Socket.IO (with websockets) – the details. (socket io v2) Description
You have used the node ecosystem (npm, Express, etc.). This is NOT an intro to node class and I will NOT cover these in detail.
You have basic command line knowledge (at least capable of navigating and running a program)
You have a computer capable of running Nodejs.
What you’ll learn
Socketio. That’s (mostly) all we cover so when you finish, you’ll know it!
Setup a socketio application between the browser and an Express server and run real-time back and forth
Understand the basics of websockets and how they work
The basics of the transport layer and how a packet works
Who this course is for:
- JS/Node developers who want to actually learn how to use Socketio for more than a chat app tutorial
- JS developers interested in how node & JS combine to make the networking happen
- Developers interested in building real time applications