XMPP: The Definitive Guide: Building Real-Time Applications with Jabber Technologies
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Apr 16, 2009 - Computers - 310 pages
This practical book provides everything you need to know about the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). 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.
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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XMPP is an important technology to the future growth of Internet technologies. Increasingly systems are being built using it because it scales much better due to it's design than traditional multi-teir web applications.
This book is a great overview of the technology with high level architectural and design discussion around the protocol and how and where it can be used. It doesn't seek to answer every question or provide a how-to cookbook approach. Rather it talks about concepts and then points back to the very well documented official specifications for the nitty-gritty detail.
In my opinion this is the right approach as in a lot of cases the standards and specifications are still "live" and will have changed since the book was released. This allows the authors to discuss key ideas and concepts in a format that won't go out of date for some time.