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Live Chat Using Netsuite as Backend

Live Chat Using Netsuite as Backend

This time I decided to practice my skills by creating a simple live chat messaging system with Netsuite as backend and Bootstrap/jQuery as frontend.

I only used one custom record with 3 fields. Two fields (Timestamp and User) were set to default to current user/current datetime. So really the only field I had to write to was the message text.

The messages are sent via POST. I am using the jStorage jQuery library as a local DB to cache the messages. Messages are cached for 60 seconds by default.

The suitelet is being polled every 2 seconds. Every time the suitelet is polled a search runs that returns the last 20 messages created within the last 30 seconds. Clientside code checks for new entries in the db and if new entries are found the messages are displayed.


Here’s the code: