Cross-platform SockJS client library for realtime remoting between OpenFL apps and SockJS websocket server.

To install, run:

haxelib install sockjs 1.0.0 

See using Haxelib in Haxelib documentation for more information.

OpenFL SockJS client library

Cross-platform SockJS client library for realtime remoting with OpenFL apps and a SockJS websocket server.

This library allows OpenFL/Haxe apps to connect to SockJS servers. It has been tested on iOS, Android, C++ (tested on mac, but should be OK on windows too), Neko, Flash, Flash inside HTML5 and HTML5.

SockJS server can run on Node.js, Python, Java or even Golang (more info:

The idea is that SockJS can use websockets if they are available but is able to fall back to other protocols like HTTP polling or HTTP streaming. This allow to have a realtime socket emulation library that can work in bad conditions such as a very restricting proxy.

How does it work?

The most common use case of SockJS is with the javascript client library as it is able to choose the best protocol available depending on the current network and the device capabilities.

That said, javascript is not available on all OpenFL targets. It is, however, available on iOS and Android targets through WebViews and on Flash target when embedded inside a web page using the ExternalInterface API. It is of course also available on HTML5 target!

Then, what about C++ or Neko targets? Or standalone Flash?

When running on a platform that doesn't allow the use of the SockJS javascript client, the OpenFL SockJS library falls back to a full Haxe/OpenFL implementation that can connect to SockJS server using HTTP polling. It is a bit less efficient than websockets but will still work fine, even behind a restrictive proxy.

How to use

Install sockjs library

` bash haxelib install sockjs

#### Add sockjs dependency to your OpenFL project.xml file

``` xml
<haxelib name="sockjs" />

Import SockJS class in your code

` haxe import sockjs.SockJS;

#### Create and connect socket

``` haxe
// Create socket (automatically reconnect when connection is lost).
var socket:SockJS = new SockJS("", {reconnect: true});

// Listen open event
socket.onOpen(function() {
    trace("Socket did open");

// Listen message event
socket.onMessage(function(message) {
    trace("Socket did receive message: "+message);

// Listen error event
socket.onError(function(error) {
    trace("Socket failed with error: "+error);

// Listen close event
socket.onClose(function() {
    trace("Socket did close");

// Connect socket

Send data to the server

` haxe socket.send("Hello!");

### Setup a server

The easiest and most common way to run a sockjs server is, so far, using Node.js with sockjs-node module.

Just follow the related documentation:
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