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Chat tool for Assembla

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At D3velopers, we won a bounty project from Assembla and created a chat tool for them. On Assembla projects, Just add a Chat tool, and click on the tab to drop into the chat room. The new chat tab will be useful because:

Everyone on your team can use it. It has the correct permissions for each team member, it requires no client software, and it is usable with any modern browser. It gets messages with HTTP “long polling”, so it reaches through firewalls, even proxy firewalls. This is an important upgrade from our previous chat implementation, and it is especially important for workplaces where Skype is banned for it’s bandwidth grabbing, firewall tunneling tricks.

Tools & Technology used by D3velopers

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Nginx push module
  • Comet
  • Xapian
  • HTML5