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How to create a Chat application

Building a Chat Application with Node.js: A Step-by-Step Guide

In today's digital age, real-time communication is more essential than ever. Whether you want to connect with friends, family, or colleagues, having a chat application can be a powerful tool. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through the process of creating a chat application using Node.js, a popular JavaScript runtime.


Prerequisites

Before we dive into building our chat application, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

  1. Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) installed on your computer.

  2. Basic knowledge of JavaScript and web development concepts.

  3. A code editor of your choice (e.g., Visual Studio Code).

Step 1: Project Setup

Let's start by setting up our project structure:


1. Create a new directory for your project.

mkdir chat-app 
cd chat-app	

2. Initialize a Node.js project and follow the prompts to create a package.json file.

npm init
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