[jdev] XMPP "APIs"

Justin Karneges justin at affinix.com
Sun Jan 13 09:02:30 UTC 2013

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:07:02 PM Waqas Hussain wrote:
> Another thing we have discussed in the past is exposing Prosody APIs
> (our internal public APIs, used by plugins) using something like
> HTTP+JSON or XML-RPC or even SOAP. The ability to fully orchestrate,
> manipulate, script a server using the language of your choice would be
> fairly interesting and powerful. SOAP isn't pretty, but it does have
> the nice property of being supported by various languages and IDEs. In
> some IDEs you can add the HTTP SOAP end-point as a library, and write
> code as if it was a local library, including getting code completion,
> etc. Such a thing would be a non-trivial amount of work, but
> interesting nonetheless.

Neato. SOAP is one of those protocols that always seemed like a good idea to 
me but I somehow never encountered in real life. :)

HTTP+JSON built into an XMPP server? That just might be useful and the irony 
kills me.


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