[Members] FAQ ideas?

Steffen Larsen zooldk at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 09:46:40 UTC 2014


I often get the questions:

Why use XMPP?, why not use websokets???.. Initially people can’t tell the difference and know that it can run on different transports and is an application level protocol that is more or less transport agnostic and can be run on top of. TCP, HTTP/BOSH and websokets.

or.. XML is too verbose as another one wrote.. 

or why use XMPP for second screen devices and "multimedia" IoT?.. we have chromecast (DIAL impl) or DNLA.. Well for that I have a whole presentation on why to use it for that purpose.

or Which XMPP server should I use?

or you talk about XMPP all the time.. stop it! :-)

I could continue for ever. :-) Maybe we should start this FAQ by putting it into wiki before, so we all can contribute there, before moving it into our web page?



On 23 Mar 2014, at 22:23, Peter Waher <Peter.Waher at clayster.com> wrote:

> Hello Laura
> I often get asked about the differences between XMPP and other protocols for use in IoT, such as MQTT, HTTP, CoAP, AMQP, DDS.
> I’ve answered with white papers describing the pros and cons of each.
> I often also get comments about XMPP from proponents of some of the other protocols:
> It’s verbose, or telegram size is too large.
> My answer: You can use a very efficient binary serialization of XMPP telegrams using EXI (XEP-0322), if telegram size is important.
> Too complex to learn. Other protocols have simple tutorials to get started.
> My answer: Correct. We have to create better tutorials. The technology in itself is not necessarily more complex than any of the other choices. It comes down to availability of good libraries and good examples/tutorials.
> Memory footprint is too large.
> There are papers that show that memory footprint does not necessarily have to be so large.
> Best regards,
> Peter Waher
> From: Laura Gill [mailto:laura.gill at surevine.com] 
> Sent: den 23 mars 2014 09:40
> To: XSF Members
> Cc: Board XSF
> Subject: [Members] FAQ ideas?
> Hi all,
> I am working on the FAQ page of the website.
> When you talk to people (developers or not) about XMPP, what questions do you frequently get asked?
> Laura Gill
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