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Mashcloud.net – mashup soundcloud audio tracks

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mashcloud.net is an experiment on collaborative realtime audio editing and music creation.
I did the project within the frame of  my BA thesis in audio production last year.

As I moved the code to github this week, I wanted to give a quick overview of the project and its technical underlyings, just in case someone might be interested :)

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Hosting multiple Express (node.js) apps on port 80

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In the last days, i was trying to find a solution hosting multiple Express apps on my vServer the same Server.

Starting with Apache and mod_proxy, i ended up with a plain node solution, which i really like. » read more

Sending invalid Unicode via socket.io

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Well you can try to, but it will end up almost probably in an disconnect which is caused by the browser.
As i have learned here.

Given you have a string which contains invalid unicode like:


This will trouble the browser and the socket connection.

If you prepare your json with PHP and  json_encode the Unicode will be escaped to some strings like these:

\ud83d\ude31\ud83d\ude31\ud83d\ude04\ud83d\ude04\ud83d\udc9c\ud83d\udc9c\ud83d\udc4a

But on clientside it will still result in invalid Unicode.
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