To get started you'll need a working NodeJS development environment, and at least read the Heroku docs on deploying a NodeJS app.
This client uses Express4 for easy route management, read up on the docs to learn more about reading incoming JSON params, writing responses, etc.
Running the AI locally
Fork and clone this repo:
git clone email@example.com:battlesnakeio/starter-snake-node.git cd battlesnake-node
Install the client dependencies:
.env file in the root of the project and add your environment variables (optional).
Run the server with auto-reloading on file change:
Test the client in your browser at http://localhost:5000
Deploying to Heroku
Click the Deploy to Heroku button at the top or use the command line commands below.
Create a new NodeJS Heroku app:
heroku create [APP_NAME]
Push code to Heroku servers:
git push heroku master
Open Heroku app in browser:
Or go directly via http://APP_NAME.herokuapp.com
View/stream server logs:
heroku logs --tail
Install the now cli and sign up for a zeit account.
Deploying is simply: