Feedhose demo: Real-time RSS using Node.js and Socket.io

Posted by Eric Kidd Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:09:00 GMT

Yesterday evening, I released an experimental Node.js/Socket.io application:

feedhose.randomhacks.net

Just leave your web browser open, and watch the New York Times headlines scroll by. Dave Winer is sending me some traffic this morning, so I’m going to find out how well this stack scales.

I’ve tested it in IE 6, IE 7, Firefox 3.5 and a ridiculously new version of Chrome, and it runs without any major problems. Please let me know if you encounter any problems in other browsers!

During the day, I’ll update this post with technical details: How it works, how much it costs to run, and some tricks I’m using to keep the system alive.

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