Monday, 29 May 2006
XMPP as an integration technology...
While at XTech, I talked with several people about what would
happen if we added XMPP to what is currently perceived as
Web™. More people seem to get the value
of XMPP for transporting structured data in close to real time. For
example, Bill de
[..] XMPP might become a de-facto enterprise integration technology in
or around the end of this decade, just like HTTP did at the beginning
of the decade. Even as far as syndication technology will take you (and
that's probably further than many people expected), the Web is not
ideal as an event backbone. Whereas with XMPP and HTTP used side by
side, most if not all of the interchange and integration use cases are
covered off. [..]
Friday, 19 May 2006
Almost done, looking forward to BarCamp Amsterdam II...
Being at XTech
again is great. My presentation wednesday might not be the best ever,
and the room was way too large. If all people visiting XTech would be
in the room, it would still have looked empty. On the other hand,
speaking to people in between sessions and in the evenings was again
inspiring and most people really like the idea of publish-subscribe.
Also the suggestion of integrating Jabber facilities into a browser
proved to be thought provoking. Also, again, people are dying for
a Twisted Python Jabber server implementation.
Alas, today is already the last day of XTech, but fortunately
II fills that gap. Last year was a great success and I'm sure
it will be again.
Friday, 12 May 2006
What's hot around the galaxy...
After the spin-out
of Planet Jabber
News from Planet
Jabber, I've added a bunch of projects and people to both.
The most recent addition to the latter has proved to be an awesome
move, as Jean-Louis
Seguineau has started writing like mad. Interesting stuff
about Jabber/XMPP, Jingle and VoIP. And of course stpeter just keeps on
spreading the word.
On the Twisted
front, I took over the care for Planet Twisted from
Mary Gardiner. Just
like the Jabber planets and Planet FOSDEM it is hosted at
ik.nu, our for-fun hosting provider.
The transition went smoothly and as a bonus, the aggregator runs more
Friday, 5 May 2006
It appears that our work on the publish-subscribe
specification is nearing completion. As we speak we are ironing out the
last wrinkles of a pretty large specification, where most changes come
in because of better understanding of the issues. After finishing of
this work, we can resume discussing PEP and the
extended presence proposals.
Relately, jadestorm has
ideas on conveying
idle-time. He suggests writing a JEP to publish this
information via publish-subscribe, but I'd like to point out two
existing JEPs that might do the trick.
First off is Time Periods.
It allows for annotating a stanza with information about the beginning
and/or end of some state, event or activity. This could be used to
accompany an automatic away with time the idling started. Getting the
current idle-time from that is easy then. Also, it can be used in
combination with User Activity.
One of the
Monday, 1 May 2006
It has been an odd weekend for me. My previous entry on pgm was
written while at work. The news really kicked in when I got home,
though. It still is a bit surreal and I'm glad
Irma was around to be there for me. Reading the blogs of dizzyd, hildjj and stpeter I have a
vague idea of how it must feel for people much closer to pgm. I'm thinking of you all.