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AIM<-->LJ Interface [May. 30th, 2005|03:56 am]
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I'm interested in making an AIM interface to LiveJournal. It would most likely be an AIM bot which you would IM posts to. The bot would run on someone's server... mine right now. (eventually LiveJournal's?)

Has anything like this been done before? If so, please let me know.

I'm interested in using PHP, Java, and MySQL. Joscar seems to be a good AIM library for Java. Does anyone know of a good Java - MySQL library? Is JDBC good?

Any suggestions, comments, etc will be appreciated!

[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2005-06-01 11:43 pm (UTC)
I started doing something like this in PHP, scrapped it and went to perl, then scrapped it altogether. It kinda got boring :/

I agree with kritikal, Java may not be the best way to go. Sure, it'll work, but you'll have something working faster and easier in another (ie, scripting) language.

One advantage of Perl is that since LJ is written in it, there are piles of existing modules for interacting with the service. There are also at least a few existing AIM modules, and MySQL support, of course. Three little use statements at the top and you've got all the framework you need.

Those things probably exist in other languages too, I just don't know about them.
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