[JDEV] vague new user question
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
email/jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, John Lien wrote:
> >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.
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