Create a gist now

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

What would you like to do?
loading socket.io using require.js
// Require.js allows us to configure shortcut alias
require.config({
// The shim config allows us to configure dependencies for
// scripts that do not call define() to register a module
shim: {
'socketio': {
exports: 'io'
},
'underscore': {
exports: '_'
},
'backbone': {
deps: [
'underscore',
'jquery'
],
exports: 'Backbone'
}
},
paths: {
jquery: 'jquery.min',
underscore: 'lodash.min',
backbone: 'backbone',
socketio: '../socket.io/socket.io',
}
});
define([
'jquery',
'backbone',
'socketio',
], function( $, Backbone, io ) {
var socket = io.connect('http://localhost');
socket.on('news', function (data) {
console.log(data);
socket.emit('my other event', { my: 'data' });
});
//Ready to write Backbone Models and Socket.io communication protocol in here :)
});

nullivex commented Nov 5, 2013

Thanks this helped me get that working.

This saved me a lot of frustration! Thanks!

my lazyness thanks you :)

korczis commented Jan 23, 2014

great!

srlm-io commented Apr 15, 2014

The most recent version of socket.io (0.9.16) is AMD compatible, so you don't need to do much at all. For my application the socket.io server is on a different domain, so we can include the path argument to pull the script from the correct location, but if it's on the same domain you could just require \socket.io\socket.io.

    // socket.io serves up the script ready to go. socket.io.js has the following lines:
    // if (typeof define === "function" && define.amd) {
    //   define([], function () { return io; });
    // }

    // All we need to do is tell it the path to our server:
    require.config({
        paths: {
            socketio: 'http://my.cross.domain.server.com/socket.io/socket.io'
        }
    });

    require(['socketio'], function(io) {
        var socket = io.connect('my.cross.domain.server.com');
        console.log('socket connected');
    });

thanks very much :)

Thanks !! Solved my issue!

flyfly6 commented Aug 7, 2014

great! Thanks very much!

vomvoru commented Aug 19, 2014

Thanks!! ><

yup, thanks!

thanks 😄

thanks a lot for this tip!!!

Thanks! Fixed my issue.

freemh commented Jan 29, 2016

Thank you.

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment