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2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2012 4:52 AM by gimbal2 RSS

Develop a Messenger

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Hi
I want to develop, a messenger similar to the one being used in facebook or google for college project. Can you give me some pointers on how to develop?
Also, I would like it to be developed with J2EE and I don't want to use java swings

Edited by: user7041221 on Jan 9, 2012 2:45 AM
  • 1. Re: Develop a Messenger
    908059 Newbie
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    What things do you have in your hands now? How much experience do you have?
    Why not look at an open source software to learn from it?
  • 2. Re: Develop a Messenger
    gimbal2 Guru
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    Nicky wrote:
    What things do you have in your hands now? How much experience do you have?
    Very good questions.
    Why not look at an open source software to learn from it?
    Because you don't gain understanding from looking at code, you only learn to apply the code without understanding it. That may work for a short time, but ultimately the pile of code you do not understand will come back to bite you when it flips you the finger.


    OP: your question relates to both the backend ("JEE") and the front end, which is more Ajax/Javascript territory. If you learn how Ajax works you probably already have all the understanding you need to solve the entire requirement, or at least you'll figure out what you need to research more. A study of Ajax in general and Investigating javascript toolkits such as JQuery will probably be a good start.

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