[jdev] Lack of C++ libraries & Xmpp Succes

Chris Mullins chris.mullins at coversant.net
Fri Jun 17 15:40:10 CDT 2005

Carolina Ardohain Wrote:

> I was searching for XMPP C++ libraries, but I was 
> unable to find anything useful.

At this point, I would consider C++ obsolete as a language for modern
development. It's been supplanted by both Java and .NET. Starting a new
project in C++, unless there were compelling reasons to use it (low
level device access, large amount of interfacing with legacy code, etc)
would, in my opinion, usually be a mistake. 

XMPP has current generation, maintained, Java and .NET libraries. Some
of these libraries are commercial, some are open-source (which is an
entirely different can of works), but they do exist. 

One thing that I do find amusing, is that client developers seem to
enjoy developing their own interfaces - all of the popular clients that
I've seen all create their own libraries. I don't believe this is out of
technical necessity, but rather the way developers prefer to code. 

Chris Mullins

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