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Building Scalable Apps with Redis and Node.js by Joshua Johanan

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Using namespaces or rooms

We have now used both and can see that rooms and namespaces in Socket.IO are really similar. They are both ways of segmenting all the connections into groups. This leads us to the question, when do we use either of them?

Namespaces

JavaScript is a scripted language that executes in essentially one context. If you create a function in a different file (without using any module or closure system), it is created in the global scope. Identically named functions will overwrite each other. If you have used any strongly typed object-oriented language (C#.NET or Java are two examples), you will have seen and used namespaces. Namespaces in those languages allow you to create objects with the same name, but they would be separate ...

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