ZapNote: Jabber

Initially created as an open-source Instant Messaging (IM) platform, Jabber’s XMPP protocol has emerged as a general protocol for streaming XML data and Web Services. Offered as an alternative to HTTP, SMTP, and FTP, Jabber provides value in making Web Services more reliable and scalable. It also offers a compelling solution for those interested in a peer-to-peer (P2P) communications format, although the protocol isn’t a P2P protocol per se.

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