I was wondering if i build my instant messenger using jabber protocol how different would it be from simply building it with pure java?


For one, it'd use the Jabber network instead, obviously. I'm not sure what you're asking. If your IM client supports the Jabber protocol, and its written in Java, then its still strictly java. I've never looked at the jabber protocol, but I have looked into the majority of others. I found AOL's TOC protocol the easiest to interact with and have built an IM client based on TOC2.

As said, as long as you use Java only (and not JNI for example) it's pure Java (though technically that term may possibly no longer be used since the software certification program was shut down a few years ago).

k thanks everyone.

that is cool even though i use jabber protocol it is still pure java

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