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Junction

Junction is an extensible XMPP middleware layer for Node. Highly scalable applications can be constructed by assembling sets of "plugins" known as middleware and filters. Middleware process incoming stanzas, while filters process outgoing stanzas.

This architecture has been proven effective by Connect, which provides HTTP middleware. Junction adopts this approach, repurposing it for use in XMPP, allowing XMPP applications to be built quickly and easily, while harnessing the powerful patterns familiar to Node.js developers.

Installation

$ npm install junction

Frameworks

At its core, XMPP is a protocol that allows structured data to be exchanged in real-time between entities on the network. While typically used for instant messaging and presence, numerous XMPP extension protocols (known as XEPs) are available which make XMPP broadly applicable to non-IM applications.

These XEPs build on XMPP's core, while defining their own higher-level semantics. Junction-based frameworks implement support for these extensions, building on essential middleware and enhancing it with tooling designed to support development of applications making use of the XEP.

Framework Description
Disco Service Discovery (XEP-0030) framework.
PubSub Publish-Subscribe (XEP-0060) framework.

Tests

$ npm install --dev
$ make test

Build Status

Credits

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Jared Hanson

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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