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Professional XMPP Programming with JavaScript and jQuery

ISBN: 978-0-470-54071-8
480 pages
January 2010
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Create real-time, highly interactive apps quickly with the powerful XMPP protocol

XMPP is a robust protocol used for a wide range of applications, including instant messaging, multi-user chat, voice and video conferencing, collaborative spaces, real-time gaming, data synchronization, and search. This book teaches you how to harness the power of XMPP in your own apps and presents you with all the tools you need to build the next generation of apps using XMPP or add new features to your current apps. Featuring the JavaScript language throughout and making use of the jQuery library, the book contains several XMPP apps of increasing complexity that serve as ideal learning tools.

Coverage Includes:

  • Getting to Know XMPP
  • Designing XMPP Applications
  • Saying Hello: The First Application
  • Exploring the XMPP Protocol: A Debugging Console
  • Microblogging in Real Time: An Identica Client
  • Talking with Friends: One-on-One Chat
  • Exploring Services: Service Discovery and Browsing
  • Group Chatting: A Multi-User Chat Client
  • Publishing and Subscribing: A Shared Sketch Pad Introduction
  • Writing with Friends: A Collaborative Text Editor
  • Playing Games: Head to Head Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Getting Attached: Bootstrapping BOSH
  • Deploying XMPP Applications
  • Writing Strophe Plug-ins

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Introduction.

Part I: XMPP Protocol and Architecture.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know XMPP.

Chapter 2: Designing XMPP Applications.

Part II: The Applications.

Chapter 3: Saying Hello: The First Application.

Chapter 4: Exploring the XMPP Protocol: A Debugging Console.

Chapter 5: Microblogging in Real Time: An Identica Client.

Chapter 6: Talking with Friends: One‑on‑One Chat.

Chapter 7: Exploring Services: Service Discovery and Browsing.

Chapter 8: Group Chatting: A Multi‑User Chat Client.

Chapter 9: Publishing and Subscribing: A Shared Sketch Pad Introduction.

Chapter 10: Writing with Friends: A Collaborative Text Editor.

Chapter 11: Playing Games: Head to Head Tic-Tac-Toe.

Part III: Advanced Topics.

Chapter 12: Getting Attached: Bootstrapping BOSH.

Chapter 13: Deploying XMPP Applications.

Chapter 14: Writing Strophe Plug-ins.

Appendix A: Getting Started with jQuery.

Appendix B: Setting Up a BOSH Connection Manager.

Index.

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Jack Moffitt is CTO of Collecta, where he leads a team that produces several XMPP-related projects including Strophe (a family of libraries for XMPP communication), Palaver (a group chat server), Punjab (an HTTP to XMPP gateway service), and Speeqe (a simple web-based group chat client). He alsoserved several terms on the Board of Directors and Council of the XMPP Standards Foundation.
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