Example: Notification from backend with Socket.io and Redis
This sample is demonstrating sending events via socket, which coming from where isn't Socket.io context. e.g. database, batch, etc. To send those events to browsers via socket, it can be achieved with socket.io-emitter. Also, I combined this sample with Redis to proof scalability.
Docker for Mac/Windows, etc. I'm using docker-compose.
$ docker-compose up
If you want to stop docker, just hit Ctrl+C.
Quick redis-cli memo.
$ redis-cli # connect to redis $ > flushall # delete all $ > keys * # check all keys $ > get <key> # get value
You can install redis-cli via brew install redis.
$ npm install
Build client's source codes
$ npm run build
Run server with port 3000
$ node index.js 3000
Run server with port 4000
$ node index.js 4000
- Open http://lcoalhost:3000?id=1, assuming this screen is for user 1.
- Next, open http://lcoalhost:4000?id=2 on different browser (tab). This is for user 2.
- To send message, open http://lcoalhost:3000/message/to/2/Hello on different browser or tab. This is for message to user 2 and message content is "Hello".
- Next, change URL to http://lcoalhost:3000/message/to/1/Hi. This is for message to user 1 and message content is "Hi".
You can send message to specific users.
If you're interested in case of separated socket.io server. I've prepared demo for that case too, on different branch.