Friday, January 25, 2008

XMPP For Integration

Integration bloggers have been talking about using XMPP for years now. The XMPP community has entire specifications dedicated to things like RPC, Service Discovery and PubSub that make weaving together distributed systems easier (I think the native presence information helps as well). Matt Tucker gives a solid overview of XMPP in the integration space with a new post that is getting a lot of press coverage and shot to the top of Digg. I feel like XMPP's potential as an integration tool is finally starting to get the attention it deserves. Maybe a result of the imploding WS-Death-Star stacks and heavy-weight standards that have plagued integration developers for years? Maybe a natural gravitation towards a better technology stack - hopefully.

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