Yearly Archives: 2005

OpenSRF Jabber: A Technical Review

As has been mentioned before on this blog, OpenSRF relies on Jabber for it’s communication layer. Jabber is an instant messaging service much like AIM, Yahoo messenger, and the like. The advantage of Jabber, of course, is that it’s an open spec (see and there are a number of […]

Sometimes good enough is better

There has been quite a saga unfolding slowly over the last couple months in the #code4lib IRC channel regarding the use of Amazon’s OpenSearch technology and it’s use for searching across cooperating libraries’ catalogs. Everyone there seems to agree, on a basic level, that OpenSearch is a useful search interface […]