I'd like to develop a web application based on a chess game. It's something like this, but I have no idea about which technologies to use. I read several posts where the suggestion was to use socket.io and node.js (server-side). I want this project to be published on a real server, so I'm trying to find a technology supported over there, that join my requirements.

I worked in the past with servlets and java (server-side) but it seems to be not the solution for this case.

I really appreciate if someone just explain me these concepts.


There is this tutorial I have found some time ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfSwUOBL1YQ

It is very good and shows the basics of socket.io.

For publishing:

I would recommend hosting it on a Node.js Hosting website. There are alot out there you can find on google.

Making your own server is really hard and needs alot of time and money.

I hope this helps you.

  • Do you think Visual Studio is it good to work with node.js?
    – Frank
    Feb 4 '19 at 11:48
  • Absolutely! I prefer using Visual Studio Code as it is lightweight.
    – Ashutosh
    Feb 4 '19 at 23:36
  • I am not really sure about Visual Studio. I have never really used it. It is slow on my computer. Feb 5 '19 at 19:38

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