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# Ajax IM
-Ajax IM ("Ajax Instant Messenger") is a browser-centric instant
-messaging framework.
## What is Ajax IM?
-It uses AJAX to create a real-time (or near real-time) IM environment that
-can be used in conjunction with existing community and commercial software,
-or simply as a stand-alone product.
+Ajax IM ("Ajax Instant Messenger") is an instant messenger for the web. It is
+intended to be integrated with existing websites to provide a more interactive
+community experience.
## Installation
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## Installation for Development
-If you will want to test Ajax IM standalone for development, you will want to
-install [`Jade`]( as well.
+If you want to test Ajax IM as a standalone app for development, you will need
+to install [`Jade`]( as well.
To install `Jade`:
npm install jade
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To start the server as a _daemon_ in _production_ mode:
node server/app.js start production
+## Testing it out
+Once the server is up and running in _development_ mode, you can test it out
+through the included development testing app. The below instructions are
+assuming that you have left all default configuration options. If not, please
+replace the host/port values with the correct ones.
+To get started, first initialize a session cookie by going to:
+ http://localhost:8000/dev/cookie
+Then head over to the development page that will initialize the client:
+ http://localhost:8000/dev/
+That's it!
## Contributing
Pull requests are being accepted! If you would like to contribute, simply fork

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