[jdev] Newbie, In great help

Trejkaz Xaoza trejkaz at xaoza.net
Fri Jul 9 05:01:18 CDT 2004

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 18:19, Salman jamali wrote:
> 2) What is the best tool to start jabber IM client development quickly,
> Keeping in view that I have to make few complicated extensions later;
> connectivity, voic chat, skinability etc.  Name few of the them.

You might as well ask what the best tool is to start *ANY* development 

The answers you will get back will be the same.  A scripting language, or 
perhaps Java, or perhaps even .NET if you feel like being bound and gagged 
when Microsoft decide that only Windows is permitted to run it.  (But by the 
looks of the other development languages you mentioned, it might just be the 
case that you simply don't know OSes other than Windows exist.)


P.S. "skinability" is evil.  That's the job of the GUI toolkit, not your 
application.  Do me (and every other user on the planet) a favour and decide 
NEVER to implement this shitty feature in your app.  Save the world from yet 
another crappy skinnable app and the associated flurry of skins which people 
feel obliged to port to yet another framework.

'Every sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic' - 
Arthur C Clarke
'Every sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology' - Tom 

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