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Platform Updates - SSL

Platform Updates - SSL

It’s hard to create a serious website without providing security for things like user registration and logins. Modulus is proud to announce that support for both piggyback and custom-domain SSL is now available.

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Modulus Project Dashboard Tour

Modulus Project Dashboard Tour

Modulus is a premier Node.js hosting platform that provides a complete technology stack for application developers. Every Modulus project has access to a dashboard filled with valuable information.

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Hosting Pulse: from EC2 to Modulus

Hosting Pulse: from EC2 to Modulus

Late last year we began development on Pulse, a canvas-based JavaScript game engine. We built the website in Node.js, and like any other website, we needed a place to host it. At the time there weren’t many, if any at all, publicly available PaaS solutions for Node.js, so we went with the great standby, Amazon EC2. This article outlines the steps required to setup and deploy the same Node.js application on EC2 and Modulus.

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Route Stats to the Rescue

Route Stats to the Rescue

One of our core beliefs here at Modulus is to track everything. Not just for our own infrastructure, but for our customers applications as well. The last thing we want to happen is for someone to wish statistics existed after they were actually needed.

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Node.js Resources for Beginners

Node.js Resources for Beginners

Recently we've been doing a lot with Node.js (modulus.io anyone?) and during this time we've built a great list of resources for people who are looking to learn more. I present below some of the best resources that we’ve found for learning Node.js.

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Building Tic-Tac-Together: Server

Building Tic-Tac-Together: Server

When we set out to build Tic-Tac-Together we set the goal of building it using a similar technology stack that we are using for Modulus. This meant that on the server we used Node.js, Redis, and Socket.IO. Node.js allowed us to take advantage of using JavaScript for both the client and server. The other advantage of using Node.js is that we can use the wide variety of modules available.

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Building Tic-Tac-Together: Game Logic

Building Tic-Tac-Together: Game Logic

The basic concepts behind playing Tic-Tac-Toe is not that complex. However, building a game-play system that can handle real-time multiplayer is a bit more difficult. With a static “pass and play” or A.I. type Tic-Tac-Toe you don’t have to worry about making your UI handle waiting for the server to get an update, or rewriting the whole game board when switching between games. Every piece has to connect to the other, handle data states correctly, and pass all the feedback to the player.

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