[Standards] XMPP or NodeJS ?

kwaye kant gabrielkwaye at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 08:42:30 UTC 2014

I have doubt. In every link, the approach is browser base. And what about a
native programming language, Java ?
I do understand there are librairies that can be used to simplify things.
But before using one of them I wish to understand how it works.

Thanks for you comments.

2014-12-17 9:37 GMT+01:00 Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net>:
> Further to the other comment, you suggested that implementing your own
> system, designed from scratch, would be easier than implementing a system
> which adheres to XMPP. This is absolutely correct.
> XMPP is not a trivial protocol to implement. It's possible to build
> something that will work to some degree much quicker. In fact, if you look
> at the very early Jabber systems, they are indeed much simpler; however
> you'll also note that problems with the simplistic approach were found and
> identified, and while these made the protocol more complex, the result is a
> better solution.
> So the one clear negative that your friend has shown you is actually the
> flip-side of a important positive - if you use XMPP, then many people will
> have worked on refining the protocol to cope with a number of cases you'll
> likely encounter with time.
> In addition, as has already been noted, you don't have to implement XMPP;
> there are libraries in virtually every language - often more than one
> library in a given language - which will handle most of the complexity for
> you.
> Dave.


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