node package manager allows you to communicate with servers easily from processes.

var io = require('')({ host: '', port: 6379 });
  io.emit('time', new Date);
}, 5000);

client is a node_redis compatible client that has been initialized with the return_buffers option set to true. This argument is optional.

The following options are allowed:

  • key: the name of the key to pub/sub events on as prefix (
  • host: host to connect to redis on (localhost)
  • port: port to connect to redis on (6379)
  • socket: unix domain socket to connect to redis on ("/tmp/redis.sock")

Same as above, but clientUri is a string of the format host:port to connect to redis to.

If you don't want to supply a redis client object, and want to intiialize one for you, make sure to supply the host and port options.

Specifies a specific room that you want to emit to.

Specifies a specific namespace that you want to emit to.