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I made a node.js quiz:

[s][/s] (nodester has gone away, I will find somewhere else to host this...)

A quiz I made, using node.js, not a quiz about node.js. It's a programming exercise for me, but it has a practical application too, I want to revise some topics to help me in the pub quiz, mostly dates, so it will offer questions along the lines of "who did this in that year" or "who did this in the year so-and-so did that. So far I've loaded it up with some Oscars (best picture, best actor, and best actress), BBC sports personality of the year, and airports. More topics and questions to be added as I get time. Airports does not seem to fit the same pattern as the rest, but it really has come up twice at the quiz we do at The Britannia on Horn Street.

Dean gave me a jumbo book of facts to load it up with, so I could get on with that, but I'm distracted by the actual mechanics of the quiz a the moment, rather than the content. I may finally use this as my first mobile app, been needing a project that I can do that way for a while.

This may not turn out to be the new Popex but I'm quite pleased with it so far.

It's all hosted at Node.js is an "event-driven I/O server-side JavaScript environment", not a programming language itself but a way of using an existing language (Javascript) to do server side things. It's dead easy to get a web server up and running, and by making use of a few existing libraries like Express1 you can put a full web project together in no time. I'm not making full use of it's asynchronisity yet as there's no need for this project, but I'll put some in soon just for the sake of it, to keep my hand in.

js: Programming language of the internets, mostly how I earn a wage.

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Paul Clarke's weblog - I live in Hythe near Folkestone. Wed to Clare + dad to two, I am a full stack web developr, and I do mostly js / Node, some ruby, other languages ect ect. I like pubs, parkrun, eating, home-automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, Television, squirrels, pirates, lego, and time travel.