[jdev] Developer resources

Dr. Craig Hollabaugh craig at hollabaugh.com
Wed May 5 10:04:55 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 06:55, Richard Dobson wrote:
> > (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.)
> Most of the Jabber books ive seen have been out for quite a while and will I
> expect be very out of date for all but the most simplest things, I doubt its
> worth buying them.

I found "Programming Jabber" by DJ Adams very informative, easy to read
to not to far out of date. I do NOT recommend the other books, "Jabber
Programming" by Lee and Smelser and Jabber Developer's Handbook by
William Wright. Very confusing or little information, stick with Adams.

With the Adams book, the JEPs, a client, 10 lines of python code and
jabberd running in debug mode, you can explore jabber effectively.
Well, that's what I did to learn about it for my non-IM based research

Dr. Craig Hollabaugh, craig at hollabaugh.com
Author of Embedded Linux: Hardware, Software and Interfacing

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