Learn about XMPP's instant messaging features, such as rosters, presence and subscriptions, and private chats
Covers XMPP stanzas, stanza errors, and client protocol syntax and semantics
Discusses service discovery, data forms, and publish–subscribe
Addresses XMPP programming–related topics such as application design, event handling, and combining existing protocols
Details the best ways to deploy XMPP–based applications
Explains how to use Strophe's plugin system and how to create your own plugins
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Part I: XMPP Protocol and Architecture.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know XMPP.
Chapter 2: Designing XMPP Applications.
Part II: The Applications.
Chapter 3: Saying Hello: The First Application.
Chapter 4: Exploring the XMPP Protocol: A Debugging Console.
Chapter 5: Microblogging in Real Time: An Identica Client.
Chapter 6: Talking with Friends: One on One Chat.
Chapter 7: Exploring Services: Service Discovery and Browsing.
Chapter 8: Group Chatting: A Multi User Chat Client.
Chapter 9: Publishing and Subscribing: A Shared Sketch Pad Introduction.
Chapter 10: Writing with Friends: A Collaborative Text Editor.
Chapter 11: Playing Games: Head to Head Tic–Tac–Toe.
Part III: Advanced Topics.
Chapter 12: Getting Attached: Bootstrapping BOSH.
Chapter 13: Deploying XMPP Applications.
Chapter 14: Writing Strophe Plug–ins.
Appendix A: Getting Started with jQuery.
Appendix B: Setting Up a BOSH Connection Manager.