[Standards] XMPP or NodeJS ?

Cramer, E.R. (Eelco) Eelco.Cramer at tno.nl
Wed Dec 17 08:18:58 UTC 2014

Hi Kwaye,

Welcome to the list.

NodeJS is a runtime that allows you to run Javascript code on a server. XMPP is a protocol that allows you to send messages between entities on a network. So these 2 do not compare. You can build an XMPP endpoint using NodeJS if you want. There is an implementation of the XMPP protocol available for NodeJS: https://github.com/node-xmpp/node-xmpp

Maybe you can find some relevant information in the answers on this stackoverflow question that seems to reflect your question quite well!

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5893075/nodejs-vs-xmpp-advantage-and-disavantage <https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5893075/nodejs-vs-xmpp-advantage-and-disavantage>


> On 17 Dec 2014, at 09:01, kwaye kant <gabrielkwaye at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello to all,
> I had an idea to built an instant messaging application like WhatsApp.
> My research had oriented me to xmpp protocol.
> But this night I was having a discussion with a mate and he seemed to warn me to use nodeJs instead of Xmpp protocol.
> He was not able to explain to me the main difference between the two apart the fact that Xmpp is not easy to implement.
> So I tried to check the NodeJS and I realized it can be combined to socket.io <http://socket.io/> to build robust and scalable applications.
> My question goes to those who have being facing this such of situation. And as a developer, which solution could be better than the other and why ?
> --
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Kwaye Kant
> Skype: g.kwaye
> (00) 237 77315145
> Douala - Cameroon

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