"What these technologies have in common is that interactions happen in close to real time. To make this possible, we need technologies for real-time communication," observe Peter Saint-Andre, Kevin Smith, and Remko Troncon, authors of XMPP: The Definitive Guide. "Ideally such technologies would be open standards providing the real-time equivalent of HTTP, HTML, and the other building blocks of today's Internet, because over the long term, open standards provide stronger security, greater extensibility, and the possibility for more innovation at the edges than do closed technologies."
The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is just such an open technology for real-time interaction. This open technology for real-time communication is used in many diverse applications such as instant messaging, Voice over IP, real-time collaboration, social networking, microblogging, lightweight middleware, cloud computing, and more.
XMPP: The Definitive Guide walks you through the thought processes and design decisions involved in building a complete XMPP-enabled application, and adding real-time interfaces to existing applications. You'll not only learn simple yet powerful XMPP tools, but you'll also discover, through real-world developer stories, how common XMPP "building blocks" can help solve particular classes of problems.
With this book, you will:
Every day, more software developers and service providers are using XMPP for real-time applications, and with the help of XMPP: The Definitive Guide, you can, too.
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Peter Saint-Andre has been contributing to the Jabber/XMPP developer community since late 1999 and is currently Executive Director of the XMPP Standards Foundation.
Kevin Smith is currently Chair of the XMPP Council, having served as a Council member since 2006, and is also the co-author of several XMPP extensions.
Remko Tronçon is the lead developer of the Psi Jabber/XMPP client, and a contributor to various other XMPP-related applications. He has been a member of the XMPP Standards foundation since 2004, co-authoring and contributing to several XMPP extensions.
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