I took every english word (over 200k words) and built a little NodeJS app that will help you find words that contain specific characters.
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Word Finder (MIT License)

I took every english word (over 200k words) and built a little NodeJS app that will help you find words that contain specific characters.

Additionally, here are instructions to deploy this app to Heroku.

How to Use

The underscore

Type a word into the text box with the following pattern:

he__o

And you'll get words such as:

hello
helio

The question mark

This character is great for games like What's the Phrase (a knock off of Wheel of Fortune)

Type a word into the text box with the following pattern:

st???

and you'll get words such as:

stack
stade
staff
stage
stagy

but you wont get words like

start

because the t would already be visible (in What's the Phrase), and you would have typed:

st??t

Instructions for running

Go to http://nodejs.org and install NodeJS

Then clone this repo:

git clone https://github.com/amirrajan/word-finder.git

And cd into the directory (all instructions below assume you are in the word-finder directory:

cd word-finder

Run Locally

Install all the dependencies:

npm install (you may need to prefix this with sudo if you're on Mac)

Install mocha:

npm install mocha -g

To run tests, type:

mocha --compilers js:babel-register

If you want tests to execute every time you change a file:

brew install fswatch

In another window run

fswatch test/search_spec.js | xargs -n1 -I{} mocha --compilers js:babel-register`

Run the app:

node start.js

Consider using the package nodemon if you'd like. It'll auto start your server every time you save.

npm install nodemon -g
nodemon start.js

Then navigate to http://localhost:3000

Signing up, and deploying to Heroku

Documentation

From heroku.com, click Documentation, then click the Getting Started button, then click Node.js from the list of options on the left...which will take you here: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/nodejs

Install Heroku toolbelt from here: https://toolbelt.heroku.com/

Sign up via the website (no credit card required).

Login using the command line tool:

heroku login

Create your heroku app:

heroku create

Git deploy your app:

git push heroku master

Open the app (same as opening it in the browser):

heroku open

And your app should be up on Heroku.