Meteor is a nice NodeJS framework that has components like twitter bootstrap, push to page, miniMongo all managed through a a sort of package manager. I haven’t some of the new features like secure data (but that wasn’t needed for this application.) The server side listens for a submit of text and repushes the page.
Meteor Deploy for hosting.
Deploying to the meteor servers for simple (insecure?) hosting was really easy w/ automatic GIT uploading through meteor deploy quibbler.meteor.com
Purpose of a Simple Chat App
First, I miss Keith McGregor’s Backnoise and it is a simple enough idea, NodeJs with push and a client miniMongo fits really well for receiving and pushing messages to all other users. Also, Startup Riot is coming up, so maybe it will be used.
But, I worry, I haven’t really posted a privacy / content policy on this as a project. What if people use it to be insulting as BackNoise once was – controlling content and keeping it classy – and more importantly without death or terrorist threats — is a true threat to whether it can stay up.