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Angular Socket.io Seed

Start an awesome app with AngularJS on the front, Socket.io + Express + Node on the back. This project is an application skeleton for writing AngularJS apps that use web sockets to add real-time functionality. If you're not planning on using web sockets, you should consider the Angular Express Seed instead.

The seed contains angular libraries, test libraries and a bunch of scripts all preconfigured for instant web development gratification. Just clone the repo (or download the zip/tarball) and you're ready to develop your application.

The seed app shows how to wire together Angular client-side components with Socket.io and Express on the server. It also illustrates writing angular partials/views with the Jade templating library.

Note: Although Jade supports interpolation, you should be doing that mostly on the client. Mixing server and browser templating will convolute your app. Instead, use Jade as a syntactic sugar for HTML, and let AngularJS take care of interpolation on the browser side.

How to use it

Clone the angular-socket-io-seed repository and start hacking!

Running the app

Runs like a typical express app:

node app.js

Running tests

Coming soon!

Receiving updates from upstream

Just fetch the changes and merge them into your project with git.

Example Application

I created a simple instant messaging application and wrote a blog post walking through the app to illustrate using the seed.

Directory Layout

app.js              --> app config
package.json        --> for npm
public/             --> all of the files to be used in on the client side
  css/              --> css files
    app.css         --> default stylesheet
  img/              --> image files
  js/               --> javascript files
    app.js          --> declare top-level app module
    controllers.js  --> application controllers
    directives.js   --> custom angular directives
    filters.js      --> custom angular filters
    services.js     --> custom angular services
    lib/            --> angular and 3rd party JavaScript libraries
      angular/
        angular.js            --> the latest angular js
        angular.min.js        --> the latest minified angular js
        angular-*.js          --> angular add-on modules
        version.txt           --> version number
routes/
  index.js          --> route for serving HTML pages and partials
views/
  index.jade        --> main page for app
  layout.jade       --> doctype, title, head boilerplate
  partials/         --> angular view partials (partial jade templates)
    partial1.jade
    partial2.jade

Contact

For more information on AngularJS please check out http://angularjs.org/ For more on Express and Jade, http://expressjs.com/ and http://jade-lang.com/ are your friends.

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