Geek fun: take node.js and a NoSQL database — usually it is MongoDB, CouchDB, or Redis, but adventurous types could even try Riak, HBase, or Cassandra — and create a “real-time” chat or collaborative editor:
nodechat.js is a simple, realtime chat app that leverages node.js, backbone.js, socket.IO, and redis. I wrote it as an exercise and I am sharing it becuase there are relatively few working examples using all these pieces together.
The outcome? You can get used with the basics of these cool technologies.
Update: A node.js, socket.io, and CouchDB post.
Original title and link: nodechat.js – Using node.js, backbone.js, socket.io, and redis to make a real time chat app (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)