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9 Practical Node.js Projects by Patrick Catanzariti, Paul Orac, Michael Wanyoike, Simon Holmes, Jeremy Wilken, Lukas White, James Kolce, James Hibbard

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Chapter 6: Building a Real-time Chat App with Sails.js

by Michael Wanyoike

If you’re a developer who currently uses frameworks such as Django, Laravel or Rails, you’ve probably heard about Node.js. You might already be using a popular front-end library such as Angular or React in your projects. By now, you should be thinking about doing a complete switchover to a server technology based on Node.js.

However, the big question is where to start. Today, the JavaScript world has grown at an incredibly fast pace in the last few years, and it seeming to be ever expanding.

If you’re afraid of losing your hard-earned programming experience in the Node universe, fear not, as we have Sails.js.

Sails.js is a real-time MVC framework designed to help developers ...

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