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ONLamp: OSCON Day 4--Jabber, Chandler and a Monkey

Jul 12, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Goodwill)

"It's 8:45 PM Thursday and I have just finished my second day at OSCON 2003. It was even better than yesterday.

"I began the day with Dave Smith's Jabber Jazz session. The more I see this stuff, the better it looks. Dave presentation talked about Jabber as a whole and then described what people are doing with the Jabber protocol and server. He began with the basics (a simple IM client) and went on to some really cool stuff including Workflow, web services and probably the coolest idea, Jabber Bots.

"A Jabber Bot is an application that acts as a normal user, logged into a Jabber server, listening for messages and then performs the commands that are packaged in the messages. It is extremely cool--the applications are endless..."

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