High level API and backend for writing web apps that use push messaging
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The real-time service layer for your web application

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See radar.zendesk.com for detailed documentation.

This is the project necessary for running a radar server. Documentation about building an app and using the client-side libraries is available at radar.zendesk.com. Browse radar client libraries and tools.


Requires: redis 2.8+, node.js 0.10+

Installing from npm:

$ npm install radar

Programmatic usage

radar can be extended programmatically with custom code and middleware:

var http = require('http');
var Radar = require('radar').server;

var httpServer = http.createServer(function(req, res) {
  res.end('Nothing here.');

// Radar server
var radar = new Radar();
radar.attach(httpServer, { redis_host: 'localhost', redis_port: 6379 });


See also the sample directory in the radar repository.

Out-of-the-box usage

$ git clone git@github.com:zendesk/radar.git
$ cd radar
$ npm install
$ npm start

See radar.zendesk.com/server for additional usage and configuration documentation


Running tests

$ npm test

By default, tests are run only against redis sentinel.

If you want to run against redis directly: $ npm run test-redis For direct redis and redis sentinel: $ npm run test-full


Copyright and License

Copyright 2016, Zendesk Inc. Licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0, http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0