# Event Methods

class ChatController {
    onMessage () {
        // same as: socket.on('message')
    onClose () {
        // same as: socket.on('close')
    onError () {
        // same as: socket.on('error')

Note: Event methods must be prefixed with the on keyword.

To keep things simple we won’t store user messages, just deliver them. Open the Routes/sockets.js file and paste the following code:

const Ws = require("@socket.io");
Ws.channel("chat", "chatController");

We can also bind a closure to the Ws.channel method, but having a dedicated controller is the recommended practice.