node package manager

platformjs

PlatformJS

Installation

In order to install you will need the npm package manager for node.js. Go to the:

https://github.com/isaacs/npm

and follow the installation instructions. When you have npm successfully installed do:

npm install platformjs

Usage

PlatformJS is intended to be used in combination with your own server. Of course there is the mode to run it as standalone server, which is able to handle requests on its own, but I think more common case will be that server will be attached to your own server you have already created.

Its just enough to call the .listen() method of the main websocket server class to attach it to your server. You can close it whenever you want by calling .close() method of the very same class. And that is basically it.

Standalone

Run the command:

bin/platformjs

This will start new server on port 8000.

Note: There is the testing JavaScript application in public/ folder which can be used to test the server. It works in any browser which support the websocket protocol (latest draft76).

Add to your server

// Require the platformjs script
var pjs = require('platformjs')

// Create instance of your server
var your_server = http.createServer(...)

// Attach websocket server
var platformjs = new pjs.Server()
platformjs.listen(your_server)

Development

Licence

Copyright (c) 2011 Petr Janda

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.