[jdev] Looking for a good Java API

Phil Wilson p.wilson at zoo-tech.com
Fri Apr 1 10:24:27 CST 2005

> Smack is usually recommended for client development. JSO is usually
> recommended for component development. Or at least that's what I've 
> seen on the lists (I'm not a Java guy myself).

Yeah, that sounds about right. I've used JSO to play with, but not written
anything 'proper' in it so don't know how good it is first-hand. However,
there's no easy 'getting started' documentation, and the examples are
lengthy and uncommented.

> Smack and JSO are the most modern, up-to-date libs for Jabber/XMPP 
> development in Java. Jabberbeans, Yaja, Marbles, etc. are all older 
> libs that I don't think people would recommend these days.

I'd agree with that, except that I've got an inexplicable and irrational
soft spot for Yaja. :)


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