Wanting to create your own chat application? Here is a simple guide in creating one using the NodeJS http module and Socket.IO.

  • JavaScript Programming
  • Understanding of HTTP, HTML, and NodeJS

Install NodeJS.

Make sure you have already installed NodeJS.

Verify if you already have installed NodeJS on your machine by running `node — version` to your terminal.

Open your code editor.

For this tutorial, I’ll be using VS Code.

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Just a little history about BASIC. BASIC (Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming was a general programming language created in 1963 and designed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. As its name suggests, the real purpose of this programming language was to introduce computer programming.

Well, guess what? BASIC was one of the big reasons why computer programming became popular since it was shipped with early releases of personal computers.

Let’s start, I learned about this programming stuff since I went to college. On my first year in college, our professor introduced…

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