Websockets in Laravel – Part 3: Handling Socket Server Events

It is finally time to connect to our socket server and start serving broadcasting events to our users. In this tutorial part, we will be creating our event, which we will trigger server-side when we hit the new comment API point that we created in the last video. As soon as we submit a new comment to that API endpoint, we will trigger the event after it saves, and pass the new comment’s details to the socket server. On the server side we can just use the basic Laravel event/listener system, except that we won’t bother ourselves with listeners. Listeners can still be used to run scripts server-side when an event is triggered, but our primary concern is to trigger events and then broadcast those events, which will be sent to our socket server on Pusher.com. On the client-side we will use

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