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Chat client (IRC) with Angular-Material

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I recently started to learn Angular and as an exercise I decided to write a self-hosted chat client based on the IRC protocol.

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There are still a couple of missing features, but it works, it's kind of cute and so I decided to put it on GitHub and share it.

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Chat client (IRC) implemented as Angular 2 PWA

Discreet (codename: ng-web-irc)

Discreet is a self-hosted anonymous chat client based on the IRC protocol implemented over a websocket connection (WebIRC) Written using Angular and Angular-Material.


Features in brief:

  • responsive and adaptive layout that works both on desktop and mobile
  • supports different locales
  • emoji and IRC color codes decoding
  • nick auto-complete (by start typing @ and a few initial letters)
  • public/private message notifications
  • automatic media urls parsing (e.g. gets and displays YouTube video info)
  • automatic video playlists with integrated video player
  • integrated YouTube video search
  • dark theme

This project was generated with Angular CLI version 8.3.5.

Development server

Run ng serve for a dev server. Navigate to http://localhost:4200/. The app will automatically reload if you change any of the source files.

Serving files in for a specific locale

Run ng serve --configuration=<lang_id> (eg. ng serve --configuration=it for italian).

Implemented locales

  • English
  • Italian

Code scaffolding

Run ng

I hope you like it and perhaps find it useful =)

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Yet another programmer =) accidentally creator of HomeGenie (open source smart-home server) and zUIx.js (component-based web development library).