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@benjamingr
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What would you like to do?
Chat room.

So, we figured creating our own chatroom could be fun.

It's something we can all work together on.

We don't plan on moving there but the project itself could be interesting for the whole room to collaborate work on.

What we need to discuss now:

  • What technologies we want to use (Node/Express seems natural for serverside. What about clientside?)
  • What features to we want? Do we just want to start with a clone of the SO chat?

Requirements

  • Adding features should be easy
  • Responsive and fast
  • Works on IE10+, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera
  • Mobile interface that actually works

Current stack proposal

  • AngularJS as clientside MVW, libraries (like jQuery) accepted gladly on a need to basis.
  • NodeJS/ExpressJS/SQL for server side.
@traviswimer
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traviswimer commented Nov 14, 2013

Considering the "We don't plan on moving there" part, maybe it should be built on top of the SO chat. Then anyone could use all the new chat features/UI without needing to leave the SO chat.

I have no clue how doable that is with the SO API though.

Or maybe that's already the plan?

@connor1995JS
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connor1995JS commented Nov 15, 2013

This is what I recommend

Server:
Mongo (possibly Mongoose)
Express
Socket.io
Client:
Javascript
socket.io
reset.css

@Retsam
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Retsam commented Nov 15, 2013

Well, it looks like I'm majorly outvoted, but I happen to like knockout as an alternative to angular.

Firebase also looks like an interesting option, though I admit I haven't actually used it.

@darkyen
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darkyen commented Nov 15, 2013

put all this on s3 + heroku ... infinite scalability :D

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darkyen commented Nov 15, 2013

@shea i once wrote a lib to convert a gif to a sprite sheet ( in C ) I think i should do that :P ... making the gif pausable and playable with canvas or css3 powered animations !

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