A good place to fiddle with HTML, JS, and CSS in a browser.
SVG HTML element to create graphics in HTML.
Unity game engine a cross-platform game engine.
Electron (software framework)
Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell) is an open-source framework created by Cheng Zhao, and now developed by GitHub. It allows for the development of desktop GUI applications using front and back end components originally developed for web applications: Node.js runtime for the backend and Chromium for the frontend. Electron is the main GUI framework behind several notable open-source projects including GitHub’s Atom and Microsoft‘s Visual Studio Code source code editors and the Light Table IDE, in addition to the freeware desktop client for the Discord chat service.
Socket.IO primarily uses the WebSocket protocol with polling as a fallback option, while providing the same interface. Although it can be used as simply a wrapper for WebSocket, it provides many more features, including broadcasting to multiple sockets, storing data associated with each client, and asynchronous I/O.
It can be installed with the npm tool.
Socket.IO provides the ability to implement real-time analytics, binary streaming, instant messaging, and document collaboration. Notable users include Microsoft Office, Yammer, and Zendesk.
Socket.IO handles the connection transparently. It will automatically upgrade to WebSocket if possible. This requires the programmer to only have Socket.IO knowledge.
Socket.IO is not a WebSocket library with fallback options to other realtime protocols. It is a custom realtime transport protocol implementation on top of other realtime protocols. Its protocol negotiation parts cause a client supporting standard WebSocket to not be able to contact a Socket.IO server. And a Socket.IO implementing client cannot talk to a non-Socket.IO based WebSocket or Long Polling Comet server. Therefore, Socket.IO requires using the Socket.IO libraries on both client and server side.
As of version 2.0, Socket.IO makes use of µWebSockets as the underlying WebSocket library.
Node.js (Child Process, os, and fs)
Request – Simplified HTTP client
I did a lot of googling and the best I could find was: https://github.com/ciaranj/node-oauth
Are there any libraries on top of this, which provide wrappers to make API calls to Twitter, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, etc. to say post a tweet or DM somebody or get friends list or post a link to Facebook/G+ et al.?
I’m aware of Passport.js, but its usage is limited to obtaining authentication and authorization from these social sites. Beyond that, currently we will have to individualize API calls via node-oauth to perform activities mentioned above.
Have I missed something? Are you aware of any such libraries?
In my opinion, provider-specific wrappers just add unnecessary complication. Most RESTful APIs are very simple HTTP requests. Extra layers only get in the way and add bugs to track down. Further, by sticking with
request, you can integrate with any third party using the same, familiar module.