Building Real-Time Laravel Apps with Pusher

Using the Pusher JavaScript library

Now that everything is working on the server-side it's time to turn to the client-side and look at adding the Pusher JavaScript library to the app so that the events that are being triggered on the server can be received on the client.

Open up resources/views/welcome.blade.php and include the following script:

<script src="//"></script>
var pusher = new Pusher("{{env("PUSHER_KEY")}}")
var channel = pusher.subscribe('test-channel');
channel.bind('test-event', function(data) {

To test this is working:

  1. Open up the Pusher Debug Console for your application in a tab or window
  2. Open http://localhost:8000/bridge in one browser window
  3. Take a look at the Pusher Debug Console. Along with any other log entries you should see a Connection and Subscribe. Things are looking good.
  4. Open the same URL in a 2nd window
  5. Be amazed by an alert box

Okay, you won't be amazed. But this proves that the event is making it's way to the web browser.

Not seeing the alert? Read on...

Where next?

Once you've debugged your server-side integration and are sure that your events are reaching Pusher, you'll want to debug your Pusher JavaScript integration.