SocketChat - a beginners chat app using SocketStream
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SocketStream Chat

NOTE - This is for SocketStream 0.1.0, not the current version (0.3).

Chat app which demos the open source SocketStream framework at


To get Node and Redis up and running on the cloud servers:

Before you run SocketStream, you will need to install the following software:

Instructions on how to install those items of software are included below for reference, and are taken from the home pages of those software libraries.

Note: You may also need to install the following packages:

yum install gettext-devel expat-devel curl-devel zlib-devel openssl-devel

Step 1 - Install Node.js

Firstly, Check you have the dependencies for Node.js installed first (see If you satisfy them, then follow the command line instructions below:

wget     # (check this is the latest version)
tar xzf node-v0.4.8.tar.gz
cd node-v0.4.8
sudo make install

Step 2 - Install Node Package Manager (npm)

curl | sh

Step 3 - Install redis

tar xzf redis-2.2.7.tar.gz
cd redis-2.2.7

Step 4 - Install SocketStream

git clone git://
cd socketstream/
npm install -g

Step 4 - Install SocketStream chat

git clone
cd socketchat/
npm link

Step 5 - Run SocketStream cht

socketstream start