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Adobe Connect 8 gains XMPP support via chat pod extension

Adobe Connect, Adobe's Flash-based Web conferencing solution, has just gained support for XMPP integration via a 'multi-user chat pod.' The chat pod will enable Connect users to chat with meeting participants using other chat clients and protols such as Adium or Jabber. Adobe hopes this will extend the collaborative possibilities of Connect using tools people already use, creating chat rooms, or '...

Jabber celebrates 12th birthday

Jabber, the universal chat protocol latterly known as XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol), has just celebrated its 12th birthday. Kicking off in January of 1999, the open technology protocol for instant messaging then known as Jabber, quickly gained favor. But it wasn't until the formation of the XMPP working group in 2002, and then later the integration of the open protocol by Googl...

What XMPP chat means for Facebook users

So, XMPP. Not exactly a household acronym, is it? It stands for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, more commonly known by its former name, Jabber. XMPP is an open IM protocol. Anyone who feels like it can roll out their own XMPP server, from enterprise servers for in-house use such as Spark all the way to massive public servers like Google Talk. And now Facebook have joined the XMPP...

Facebook Chat gets XMPP, catches up with AIM, Google Talk and MSN

Facebook Chat has been a bit slow to catch on. Since it's been relegated to being opened from the web in a Facebook Tab, it hasn't been able to compete with chat services that have their own dedicated clients, like AIM, MSN and Yahoo. Although some third-party apps - like Adium - have made the extra effort to support Facebook Chat, it's not widespread. That's about to change, though, when Facebook...

Jake keeps collaborative file-sharing in sync

Jake is a cross-platform collaborative file-sharing client that lets you create a folder and keep it synced for everyone you invite. It's built on open-source tools like Jabber, and seems to have a lot of features going for it. You can't really beat it for ease of use: setup is just adding a folder and inviting people, with no server-side fiddling to do. Even better, you can set Jake up on your in...

Openfire: cross-platform Jabber server

Openfire is an open-source Jabber (XMPP) server that provides an easy way to offer and maintain internal instant messaging (including voice and video chat) for your company or organization. There are server plugins available which can add archiving and statistics capabilities as well as message of the day and multi-user chat (MUC) bookmarks. Openfire conveniently supports LDAP and Active Directo...

Google Talk's translation bots

Chatting with people who speak another language just got a lot easier thanks to Google's translation bots. The translation bots provide a way to translate between Google Talk contacts in a group chat or as a translation tool. All you have to do is add one of 29 bots as a contact using their two letter language abbreviation. So in order to translate from an English conversation to a French one, yo...

Using Google Accounts for Single Sign-On

Developing a web service and don't want to manage your own authentication? Use Google's! That's the gist of this article, which describes how to use SSL and XMPP to authenticate your users against Google's database of users in the same way Google Talk does. The article uses as an example Zooomr, an interesting service made more interesting by the fact that it allows authentication from a number of...

Google Talk VoIP protocols published

Last week the Jabber Software Foundation announced the publication of Jingle, a set of extensions to XMPP, the message protocol used by Jabber, for use VoIP and video, which are open version of the protocols used by Google Talk. Google has been working with Jabber to standardize these protocols, and have released the open source Libjingle package for other developers to make use of the protocols. ...