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"Instant Messaging in Java: The Jabber Protocols" - Release Announcement - Manning

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Manning Publications announces the release of:
Instant Messaging in Java: The Jabber Protocols
Greenwich, Connecticut, April 2002 --
Instant messaging (IM) is a new combination of two old ideas: messaging and presence. In IM, the two are combined in a way proven to be useful--and even wildly popular--by online chat systems. Because it is an open, XML-based IM protocol that runs on top of TCP/IP (i.e., the Internet), Jabber allows developers to easily incorporate IM into their software. Instant Messaging in Java: The Jabber Protocols shows developers how.
This book covers the Jabber IM protocol and takes developers through the process of building their own Jabber IM client and server in Java. It explains sending messages, updating presence, and maintaining rosters or "buddy lists," using Jabber and Java. Designed for two-way asynchronous communications, Jabber can be a better protocol for dynamic B2B XML applications than the one-way, request/response HTTP, and this too is explained in the book.
About the Author
Iain Shigeoka, who has a Ph.D. in robotics, CAD, and automation, specializes in the use of Java in embedded systems and network appliances. He is a participant and contributor to the Open Source Jabber community and lives in San Diego, California.
About Manning Publications Co.
Manning Publications Co. is a growing and well-respected independent computer book publisher with a reputation of publishing in-depth books written in a clear style, without the fluff. Instant Messaging in Java: The Jabber Protocols joins other best-selling Manning Java titles such as Web Development with JavaServer Pages, 2nd ed., Server-Based Java Programming, Swing, and Java Network Programming. Instant Messaging in Java: The Jabber Protocols debuted at the JavaOne Conference in March 2002 along with five other new Java titles - Bitter Java, JDK 1.4 Tutorial, Java 2 Micro Edition, Java 3D Programming, and J2EE and XML Development. This book will be available in retail stores in April 2002.
Instant Messaging in Java: The Jabber Protocols (ISBN 1930110-464)
By Iain Shigeoka
Softbound, 402 pages, $39.95
Ebook, 1.3 MB pdf, $13.50
Publicity Contact: Helen Trimes hetr@manning.com
Manning Publications Co. ~ 209 Bruce Park Avenue ~ Greenwich, CT 06830
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