I’ve been fascinated by Node ever since I heard of it and have built a few small things here and there. But this was my first opportunity to build a fully-fledged app.
?client=none in the bootstrap URL cancels the request for the client and simply connects the sockets and provides an API. You can find more information on this at our Customisations page.
We got massive amounts of functionality built in such a short time, but a project like this is all about the details of a tight user experience and we just didn’t quite finish it. There are certainly still some bugs, but we plan to continue working on this in future and improving it. Please try the demo below, check out the site to get your own chat room and throw us some votes for the contest if you like it!
Here’s a demo of a chatroom that’s running simultaneously both here and on Lincoln’s site. Try opening each one in a different browser to see how quickly it passes your messages:
Update: I’ve removed the demo since we took the domain down a while back. It was fun while it lasted!