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Everything you need to get started on a Node.js website with express and socket.IO
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Node Boilerplate

node-boilerplate takes html-boilerplate, express, connect and Socket.IO and organizes them into a ready to use website project. Its a fast way to get working on your Node website without having to worry about the setup. It takes care of all the boring parts, like setting up your views, 404 page, 500 page, getting the modules organized, etc...

To start a project:

    git clone git:// mynewproject
    cd mynewproject
    sh ./bin/

This will copy down all of the boilerplate files organize them appropriately and init a fresh new git repository within which you can build your next big thing.

To run the boilerplate template app:

    node ./project/app.js

Go to and click on the send message link to see in action.

To add additional modules:

You can git clone any other modules into the lib folder. Any modules cloned into the git folder can be required as global modules ie.. require('somemodule').

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