Keyhole Labs Releases KHS {Convo} Under Open Source License

Lauren Fournier Company News, Conversational Apps, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

Keyhole Labs has announced its release of the KHS {Convo} conversational application development platform under an Apache 2.0 open source license. Development teams can now use and modify KHS {Convo} for their own uses (even commercially) using the open source platform.

KHS {Convo} is a Node.js based platform for creating SMS text message and web-based conversational experiences. It was created by our team at Keyhole Labs.

What’s a Conversational Application? A Conversational Application provides a messaging interface for a personalized conversation between your company and a user. The ad hoc interaction is designed to provide hyper-relevant & personalized content via automated SMS text messaging that doesn’t feel automated.

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Advanced Node.js Process Management with PM2

Matthew Brown JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 1 Comment

If you’ve worked on any front end applications recently, you have likely had some contact with a Node/Express application. What you may not be familiar with is how these applications are managed in production.

I recently had a project where I needed to set up a Node application on an AWS server. I needed a tool to solve the technical challenges of managing the Node processes and deploying the application in a very efficient manner.

I chose PM2, which is a handy process management tool for running Node.js applications in production environments. PM2 provides a simple command line interface that makes it easy to get started. This powerful Node module has tools for managing application processes, logging, and more.

In this article, I provide an introduction to PM2, showing why it is such a valuable tool for managing Node.js applications. By way of a reference example application, we show the basic features and commands for using PM2 and give examples of generating configuration files for both running and deploying applications.



Seriate: The Glue Between SQL Server and Node.js

Chris Berry .NET, JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot 8 Comments

An example Node.js application which connects to a SQL server and serves up data via HTTP endpoints. Before leaving my last client, I was asked if it was possible for Node.js to connect to Microsoft’s SQL Server. The reasoning behind this was that the company wanted to move away from a pure Microsoft stack because of the cost and try …



NPM

Automate your front-end development environment with npm

Joseph Post JavaScript, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

For JavaScript development, there are more build tools than you know what to do with. The non-verbal utterance category contains the two most popular ones, Grunt, and Gulp. Then you have your food-related tools, like Brunch, Mimosa and Broccoli. You’ve got fancy new hot stuff like fly. Then there’s classic make-like tools like Cake, Jake and ShellJS’s make. Some folks just …



Node.js

A Gentle Introduction to Node.js

Jinal Patel JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Recently at work, I sought to familiarize myself with Node.js. Naturally, I started searching the pool of applications in Keyhole’s GitHub repository. This was the first time I was using Node.js and the instructions in the application readme file to run the application locally was thoroughly detailed. However, I ran into some very basic questions trying to run the application …