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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 The Web™. More people seem to get the value of XMPP for transporting structured data in close to real time. For example, Bill de hÓra writes the following:

[..] 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. [..]