Instant Messaging in Java Made Easy: The Smack API
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Overview: Instant Messaging (IM) needs little introduction. IM is a well-known and widely used technology which allows people (or software) to exchange messages over a network in real time. Instant messaging services are regularly used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Companies such as AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo provide IM services based on proprietary messaging protocols. This white paper exemplifies the Smack API, an easy-to-use open source Jabber API that an individual uses to integrate instant messaging and chat features into the Java applications.