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[ NodeXperts Meteor AMA ] — Live Video Platform, Real Time Questions, Crowdfunding

DWQA QuestionsCategory: Questions[ NodeXperts Meteor AMA ] — Live Video Platform, Real Time Questions, Crowdfunding
admin Staff asked 10 months ago

1. What do you think is the best framework for this project and why?


For real time communication between client and server, I would prefer to nodes language, there are various framework built top of the nodejs like MEAN.js, meteor, sails.js. I would like to choose Meteor as framework for this app, Meteor has a feature for pushing data between client and server called DDP, which is built on top of WebSockets.Meteor is a open source platform for building real-time web apps in minimum time. It has a very different philosophy compared to traditional frameworks like Ruby On Rails, Zend , JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS, BackboneJS, etc.

Nodejs itself support event-driven, non-blocking I/O mode. Handling all incoming requests in a single process(Event Loop) at server side makes nodejs a best candidates for real time apps.
2. How would you go about coding the real-time question and voting component. Just give me some brief steps, don’t need to write too much
Step 1. Set up the meteor basic architecture
Step 2. Render a list of question to the client side from server. if we use meteor then user can subscribe/publish the question list and voting collections.
Step 3: Determine how many user(client end) simultaneously connected to the server.
Step 4: Broadcasting updated set of question and votes to client end in real time using web sockets. (client may be vary based on the number of open connections)
Step 5: If a specific user up votes any specific question then others currently connected users will be able to see the changes in voting count without any browser refresh and ajax request operation.
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