Introdution to Chirp
A simple clone of twitter
As you can you can see the UI has been implemented by SPA approach (Single Page Application) using Angularjs which is power web framework developed by Google. All I/O operations has been implemented with some rest api hosted by a socket server built on Node and Expressjs as middleware. The information are stored on Mongodb which is a fast Nosql dbms but also very flexible.
Now Chirp provides only a small subset of features that Twitter does but could be anough for working in simple context of some company. The features implemented are:
- public timeline (a list of the last messages posted from everyone)
- personal timeline (a list of the last messages posted from who i’m following)
- follow and unfollow of an user
- sign up of a new user
- posting a message
The job has just started and there is still hard work to do because there are many missing features and many bugs to fix, but i like the challenges especially if there is the opportunity to learn new stuff.
Obviously Chirp is an open source project and the code is hosted on github.
Antonio Di Motta