[JDEV] vague new user question

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Sep 20 11:52:57 CDT 2001

Check into Net::Jabber and related Perl libraries, they'll help you get
the job done. Also check out http://www.pipetree.com/jabber/ for more Perl


Peter Saint-Andre
email/jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
web: http://www.saint-andre.com/

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, John Lien wrote:

> >
> >
> >
> >Hi.
> >I'm new to Jabber and IM dev in general.  I've been browsing the doc on 
> >and off for a couple days now, but I'm still not sure if Jabber will do 
> >what I need.  I hoping someone can point me in a direction where I can 
> >read a bit more.
> >
> >I'd like to build an app that pushes user specific info out to people.  I 
> >imagine Perl and Oracle on the backend, Jabber server in the middle and a 
> >Jabber client in front of the user.
> >
> >The backend Perl script would see who has an IM client open and would 
> >check the database for events that a person subscribed to.  When an event 
> >is triggered in the RDBMS, it sends an IM with the info.
> >
> >My questions are:
> >1. Does that sound reasonable?  I've written Perl programs that deal with 
> >sockets, databases and XML.  Are there any mysteries in a Jabber client 
> >beyond that?  Because I think I'd have to write a Perl script that would 
> >behave like a Jabber client.
> >
> >2.  I see Jabber supports multiple transports.  Would someone who uses the 
> >app described above have to use a Jabber client or could they somehow 
> >point Yahoo Messenger or AIM at my server?
> >
> >3. OR is it just opposite where I tell my Jabber client which IM service I 
> >want it to use.  Then I keep track of who is logged in, send them their 
> >events when they happen and Jabber server isn't even in the picture?
> >
> >Thanks a ton for your help.
> >John
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