CHAPTER 2

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The Tools

In this chapter, you’ll get a rough idea of the app you’ll be building in order to learn how to use realtime web technologies. You’ll be using that rough idea to determine the tools needed to build the app, as well as doing a quick once-over of the role and function of each.

By the end of this chapter, you should be refreshed on the technologies you already know, and ready to start learning the new bits.

What Are We Building?

Before we do anything else, it’s probably a good idea to take a look at what we’re trying to build. This should give us a rough outline of what the app needs to do, which allows us to create a list of ...

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