@johnsonjohnson said in Which is better NodeBB or Discourse?:
@gotwf's claim that Ruby on Rails is somehow history is absolute nonsense. So is the claim that it's somehow hard to customize and scale.
Most people who make such claims have no idea what Rails actually is. They've never used it, or at least never developed anything substantial with it. In addition they've often spent most of their lives learning something else and is therefore reluctant to vouch for anything new regardless of what it is.
@gotwf said in Which is better NodeBB or Discourse?:
.... bunches o' snippage....
Rails vs. NodeJS: Are you kidding? Was an early adopter of Rails back, circa 2003/4 or so? It rocked at that time as an alternative to then php stuff sporting the serious security hole of the day/week. Or so it seemed - php was pretty sketchy for a while there. Fast forward a decade and a half and it's freakin' no contest! Rails is all but history/legacy, at least in my mind.
Pretty sure I was using RAILS before most people hereabouts. Used to own the first edition of "the pick axe book" before some asshat "borrowed" it from my cube and never returned. That was copyrighted 2004 and I'd been using ROR for at least several months prior. It was a dandy alternative to the php security hole of the week. Fast forward to more modern times and I'd prefer to use else. But then I have also not used ROR in a decade so.... my impression may well be outdated.
But whatever. The above was an opinion. Your mileage may vary.
But it is cool that you feel passionate enough about ROR to create an account to post a rebuttal to something I posted nearly a year prior. So, @johnsonjohnson, welcome to NodeBB. You've tried the rest and found the best (TM)
P.S.; Even recounting that history has me pissed off again because they also stole my first edition copy of "The Pragmatic Programmer". Never replaced either. Fsck'ing hate thieves.
It's been several months since our Toronto team has convened in our downtown office, and we've blogged previously about how we are spending our free time during social distancing. But of course that DOES NOT mean the team hasn't been working hard. Version 1.14.0 includes expanded documentation and improved features, as well as streamlining and security fixes. Here are some highlights...
Click here to see the full blog post
Hooray for forward-thinking
Initially, we kicked around the idea of supporting multiple categories per topic (so, more like a "tagging" approach, as opposed to categories).
In the end, we felt that having a "middle-ground" between statically defined categories and user-defined tags was not a proper compromise (since it ended up not being greater than the sum of its parts), so we stuck with static categories.
A tagging plugin can be built, of course........
Need a custom theme or plugin for NodeBB - Google Search
I just posted that question on SO to flamebait Jeff Atwood Just kidding
Yes we figured it out, as per the link above, we are showing up on the discussions tab on Google now Not sure if discourse has yet...
I don't think so..
Hey @RefinedSoftware, @caske33,
There's an ongoing issue right now with plugins not being "ajaxified" in the admin panel. "Ajaxifying" is our pet name for our shorthand method that loads pages in NodeBB (since it is a one-page application, it doesn't truly do a page reload when you click links).
Give it a try, if you'd like:
Open up your console (hit F12), and navigate to the console tab, if it is not open already
Type in ajaxify.go('users/online') ;
Also, it looks like I found a bug with the Skype Emoji -- darnit.
Hi @sbdubz, our indiegogo campaign was over in August. We do have some unit tests but they do not cover the whole codebase yet. With that said NodeBB is already pretty stable and we usually get onto bugs that crop up within the same day.
I think you are referring to vars like
If that's the case you are right those can and probably should move into the functions where they are used.
Heroku allows developers to run small instances for free (even their redis add-on is free), but if your site becomes popular, you will have to pay.
We have a guide to setting up NodeBB on Heroku in our wiki.
I was working on my NodeBB server last night and noticed how actually annoying it is to set up, so not anyone can simply set it up...
So I started to ponder if I can make the process faster and easier for everyone to use and I came up with the following idea which I was able to get working on a NodeBB install integrated right into NodeBB which basically took all the methods and checked.
So What i did was the actual following:
Updated App.JS to support require.Resolve() method to check for all needed files
Made a basic requirements reader that was able to read the NodeBB package info
*Made it so it test each module to see if it existed on every start up, checked for updates and updated if needed or downloaded them and installed them if needed
Doing this took out about 15 to 20 mins of work for a none NodeJS user so all someone know would have to do is basically run
Without needing all the other things such as
Or anything of the sorts, i am working on also making it get it's other needed resources like redis and a few others
Will Post source to my github when I get home from work
I'll post some stuff here regarding my migration from SMF 2.x forum to NodeBB. I've had a forum for ~4 years and it's about time I revamped it. I'm a huge node.js and redis fan, so having a forum written in php is blasphemous.
thanks for all the effort you've put into this!:)