[jdev] Developer resources

Stephen Pendleton spendleton at movsoftware.com
Wed May 5 09:03:17 CDT 2004

If you are interested in chatrooms, just read the MUC JEP:
http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0045.html. If you are interested in file
transfer read the associated JEP: http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0096.html

The both have tons of examples. Everything you need to implement the
protocol and extensions are present in the JEP's if you don't want to read
the RFC's. The JEP's are very easy to digest.

I disagree with you, I think the jabber.org website is very good considering
the amount of time that is allocated for it. However if you would like to
create additional material I am sure that they would be considered for
inclusion on the site.

-----Original Message-----
From: jdev-bounces at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-bounces at jabber.org] On Behalf Of
Hung Jung Lu
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 8:35 AM
To: jdev at jabber.org
Subject: [jdev] Developer resources


I am a newbie. 

I think Jabber website has very poor resources for
client-side developers. I understand that there is no
need for another chat client, but what about people
that want to use Jabber for distributed computing? I
think Jabber is really a great platform for cluster
computing. Some details like connection,
disconnection, fault-tolerance, logging are all
built-in. I mean, Jabber has a huge potential as a
developer's tool, yet you can't tell it from the
website. Just as a standardized log monitoring
utility, its value is already unbelievable. I think
Jabber's focus is misplaced: it tries only to portray
itself as public chat utility for general audience,
forgetting that itself is a good developer's tool:
like XML-RPC, Zope, etc. The website really ought to
separate the general-consumer part from the developer
part, and maybe have some topic guides, or even some
Wiki for developers.

There is no tutorial and sample usage of the protocol
on the website, at all. The RFC-style protocol
description is just not good for someone that is

Could someone point out some resources to me? Some
websites? I would like to use Jabber from C++/C# and

I have been able to send simple messages from Python,
but I'd like to know things like how to open a
chatroom, join a chatroom, etc. And other features
like how to send/receive files. If someone knows where
to get started with C++/C#, that would be great, too.

(I know, I may just have to buy the book. But this is
unusual, for other software utilities, I usually have
been able to try out first, get some familiarity, and
then decide whether I need a book.)


Hung Jung

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