Messaging, voice-mails and face-to-face meetings are all useful types of communication but there is still a place for e-mail, especially if you are creating a record of something. In this post, I will cover the basics of sending e-mail from a node.js service. The scenario I’m addressing is an HTML5 client hooked you via a WebSocket to a node,js service running on a separate server.
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NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark covers the use of SQLite and node.js. Please note that this will be a pretty technical series and speaks to the diversity of topics CRT will cover. We will indicate when we have articles that are more technical as we post them. Thank you. – Chad
In a previous post, I discussed the concept of using node.js as a WebSocket server. This approach is characterized by many smaller node.js servers, each providing information to separate WebSockets. The user experiences the data through an HTML5 webpage. It is natural that the next topic of discussion would be persistence. There is a wealth of information that can be found on the web regarding node.js and robust SQL databases like MySQL, so I will not duplicate the information in this post.
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CRT has been hard at work on a new project for the last 6 months called REpurposed Apps. We’ve been building a place for members to come together and share with each other the apps they use on a daily basis. It’s a great hub for connecting with people and finding apps that weren’t built specifically with real estate in mind, but are being used in ways to streamline workflows.
We are now at a point where we are looking for beta testers to help us shape it and carry it the rest of the way.
For this project, we are looking for people who are heavy app users and are using regular non-real estate intentioned apps in their daily workflow. We are looking for creative uses of these apps as well.
Taking a page from the Google Glass application process, here is what we need you to do:
- On Twitter, post a tweet with why you would be a good beta tester and your favorite app and add the hashtag #REpurposedApps to the tweet.
- Follow @crtweet so we can direct message you if you’re selected.
- You do NOT have to fly to New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles or pay us $1,500 to participate.
NOTE: Applicants must be a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.
We’re asking that you help us get the word out. Please share this link or retweet the original tweet.
The first round for the application process will end on Sunday, 3/10 @ 6pm EST. We are excited to get this beta test going and get other people outside of the project involved.
If you’re not selected, no worries. This is only the first round of beta testers and we may issue more calls in the future. Our goal is to go live with REpurposed Apps around MidYear. Thanks for listening, and we look forward to reading your applications.