Posts Tagged ‘chesspark’

Yesterday I blogged about choosing an XMPP server.  Once you’ve made this decision, it is time to get it set up and running great.  If this is your first XMPP server, this is often just some software installation and a little bit of configuration.  However, for those who already have an existing set up, or […]


Choosing an XMPP server is a big decision.  Should you go with the popular one or the one written in the most popular language?  Perhaps you don’t plan to become a systems administrator and you need one which is easy to set up and maintain.  Unfortunately for people making this important choice, there is not […]


It used to be that chat bots were toy projects written by young programmers to impress their friends in their favorite IRC channel.  These days, some bots are much more ambitious projects.  For example, both identi.ca and Twitter are using XMPP bots to distribute messages to users in real-time.  At Chesspark, we have chess playing […]


In order to build XMPP applications inside web browsers, the XSF created the Bidirectional-streams Over Synchronous HTTP (BOSH) specification.  This document specifies the interface for a server side connection manager which holds your XMPP connections open and uses Comet to mimic a two way pipe to the browser.  Having used BOSH-based clients as my primary […]