[jdev] Looking for a good Java API

Chris Chen ckchris at idream.net
Fri Apr 1 12:09:14 CST 2005

You can also try Echomine Muse at http://open.echomine.org/

I recently released a new version of Muse so you can try it out.  And 
with the recent new changes to Echomine, I would have to disagree and 
say that Muse has better documentation than most other Java APIs at the 


On Apr 1, 2005, at 8:09 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 01, 2005 at 04:58:28PM +0100, Phil Wilson wrote:
>>>> support. If anyone
>>>> on the list can recommend a good alternative (i.e. simple to use,
>>>> reliable and well documented) I'd really appreciate it.
>> I've written apps using alternately Jabberbeans, Yaja! and Smack, and 
>> Smack
>> is *by far* the most reliable and well documented. Smack isn't 
>> necessarily
>> the best for writing components (or wasn't when I last used it, but I
>> believe they've done more work in that area since), but its overall 
>> support is superior to everything else I've used.
>> Unless anyone has a better suggestion (I've never used Marbles, for
>> instance), I'd love to hear it, because I'd be pretty surprised :)
> 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).
> http://jso.jabberstudio.org/
> 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.
> HTH,
> /psa
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