Topic: Instant messaging

O'Reilly Network articles about this topic:

Installing the Jabber Server (openp2p.com)
In this chapter from O'Reilly's "Programming Jabber" book, D.J. Adams tells how to get and install a Jabber server for instant messaging and file transfer.

Can IM Graduate to Business? (openp2p.com)
Business-grade instant-messaging (IM) tools, such as those from Jabber and Groove, attempt to solve the problems found in free IM clients. They enhance productivity, but will that be enough to overcome old habits?

Learning the JXTA Shell (openp2p.com)
The JXTA shell brings the good ol' *nix command line to P2P. Rael Dornfest provide a first-look tutorial on how to use the shell.

A More Sensitive Mail Notifier (openp2p.com)
In his second article, DJ Adams offers another version of a program to send Jabber alerts when you get mail.

You Have Mail! (openp2p.com)
In the first installment of his "Fun with Jabber" column, DJ Adams shows you how Jabber can function as a "new mail" notifier.

Knocking on AIM's Door (openp2p.com)
AOL says it's committed to interoperability with its instant messaging system, but competitors claim the corporate giant is dragging its feet. We take a look at what's really going on.

The Jabber Jihad: Universal Instant Messaging (openp2p.com)
AOL says it supports a universal protocol for open IM, but the company appears to be dragging its feet -- possibly to its proprietary advantage. But with workarounds such as Jabber, is that a problem?With audio

Jabber Works: Here's How (openp2p.com)
Early versions of Jabber were fraught with connection problems -- but things have changed. Here's how to easily get Jabber up and running.

XML Messaging with Jabber (openp2p.com)
Because of its XML roots, Jabber has virtually an unlimited messaging capacity. You can even receive news headlines via RSS alongside AIM, IRC, ICQ, and Jabber messages.


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Jabber: Instant Messaging at Its Best
This article explains some of the technical details behind Instant Messaging in general, and then goes into more detail about the Linux-based Jabber Instant Messaging project. [Source: Kevin Railsback, Linux Dev Zone]

Instant Messaging / Presence Protocol Requirements
The goal of the IETF's Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol (IMPP) Working Group is to define a standard protocol so that independently developed instant messaging and/or presence applications can interoperate across the Internet. This informational RFC (2779) from the IMPP Working Group defines a minimal set of requirements for the group's deliverables. [Source: IETF]

What Is A Jabber Client?
By DJ Adams. "A rose is a rose, by any other name." But is the same true for a Jabber client? I don't think so." This is a commentary about the history and current issues surrounding the Jabber protocol and the variety of "Jabber Clients" that are beginning to emerge. [Source: JabberCentral]

A P2P AIM Robot in Perl
By Jonathan Eisenzopf. This tutorial provides a lesson in do it yourself Perl-based Peer-To-Peer instant messaging applications. The application is a client for America Online Instant Messenger (AIM) and I Seek You (ICQ) and also implements an Eliza AIM chatter-bot auto-answering feature using the Chatbot::Eliza module from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) (based upon the work of Joseph Weizenbaum's Eliza Artificial Intelligence program). The tutorial also covers writing a Perl plug-in for the Gaim open source AIM client, to add a speech synthesis system using the Festival speech synthesis program from the University of Endinburgh's Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR). [Source: WebReference.com]

New MSN Messenger fuels rivalry against AOL
By Jim Hu. "Microsoft is close to launching a new version of its instant messaging service that could link its network with rivals such as Yahoo, according to sources familiar with the plans. The pending upgrade could hasten efforts to create a single IM standard and break down technology barriers that prevent users of different products from talking to each other." [Source: CNET News.com]

Jabber: Smooth Talking for Short Messages
By Jeff Jurvis. This article explores how Jabber might bring messaging to mobile devices in the United States that approaches the success of Short Messaging Services (SMS) in Europe and Japan, where SMS is extremely popular. In contrast to the fast and reliable SMS environment Europe and Japan have enjoyed for a few years, mobile device messaging in the US has been challenged by both infrastructure and standards compatibility problems. Instant Messaging (IM), such as that offered by America Online (AOL) and Microsoft Network (MSN), is a popular short message solution for desktops in the US. But the amount of clicking and menu navigation required is cumbersome in a microbrowser environment on a small wireless device. Jabber offers an XML-based, lightweight, distributed IM service that is royalty-free. Jabber transports allow it to interoperate with AOL Instant Messenger, I Seek You (ICQ), MSN Messenger, Yahoo Instant Messenger, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), e-mail and telnet. The simple protocol brings XML-based IM to any device capable of accessing a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) socket, and the Jabber Project is experimenting with Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and XML Namespace support in the Jabber architecture. [Source: XML Magazine]

Chapter 6: Jabber Conversational Technologies
This is a sample chapter written by Jabber's own Jeremie Miller describing the ins and outs of the open source Jabber instant messaging protocol. [Source: Jeremie Miller, Jabber.org]