In my ongoing efforts to be a better developer(plus I just like tinkering) I thought I would take a look at node.js.
I did play with node.js about a year ago where I setup a TCP listener to listen to a TCP Server on the network broadcasting XML messages, I then took these, formatted them to JSON and passed it to a browser using Socket.IO. It was pretty cool but the project never came to anything.
However, I thought I would re-visit and setup a proper development environment on my Mac at home.
There are many editors/IDE’s that you can use for node.js development such as Vim, Eclipse, WebStorm, Aptana Studio, Emacs and Cloud9 IDE. As I have used Sublime Text 2 (ST2) before I thought I would use this because I like it and all the cool kids use it!!
Coming from a mainly IDE based background I started to find things a bit hard going however ST2 allows plugins to be used to make the user experience a lot nicer. Below are a list of plugins I have [...Read More...]