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No dev in six months. What is the future of NowJS? #208

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pygy opened this Issue August 22, 2012 · 11 comments

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Pierre-Yves Gérardy James Simpson alaa-eddine James Keane jarble tnewhook Matt Tagg
Pierre-Yves Gérardy
pygy commented August 22, 2012

The last core update by the authors was six months ago, and the NowJS twitter account has been silent since the announcement of Bridge, their new project.

Is there any plan to continue the development?

James Simpson

From what I understand, no, which is unfortunate considering how good it is.

alaa-eddine

I was also disapointed about that, mainly because I started using nowjs for one of my projects, so I decided to develop a new module with similar functionality to nowjs but using sockjs instead of socket.io.

here is the project repo : https://github.com/alaa-eddine/eureca

I made it close to nowjs logic to make migration simple.
it's far from being as complete as nowjs at this stage, but the code is mutch simple and can be easily maintained.
(It doesn't support groups)

Pierre-Yves Gérardy
pygy commented August 23, 2012

Thanks for the pointer. The API looks cool, but it is missing express session handling which is a requirement for my app.

I can't get it to work with NowJS (I've read the related issues and tried the proposed solutions to no avail), that's why I was asking if there were any chance that the lib would be updated.

There's a dnode plugin for express sessions, I guess I'll use that. It is also based on SockJS. The API is a less freindly that now's but I think it'll do fine.

Edit: SockJS doesn't pass the cookie info for security reasons. The dnode-sessions plugin is for an older version of dnode, that used socket.io as a backend. Back to square one. Il'll probably whip up something on top of socket.io

James Simpson

Yeah, we are actually using NowJS in production, so it was really disappointing to hear that support for this was getting dropped and that the API for Bridge was so dramatically different.

James Keane

I will continue maintaining Now.js @ https://github.com/jameskeane/now

No worries :)

Pierre-Yves Gérardy
pygy commented August 25, 2012

Cool, thank you for this :-)

jarble

@jameskeane Are there any plans to maintain the module? It appears that the repository hasn't been updated in the last four months.

tnewhook

@jameskeane - I'm planning a project, and would like to know if and how now is going to be maintained

Matt Tagg

hmm, doesn't look like it. @tnewhook - sounds interesting :)

James Keane
tnewhook

I'm just curious to know why it's not scalable. Does anyone know of any node plugins with similar functionality?

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