XMPP Radar Newsletter #7

Welcome to the 7th issue of our newsletter. Last month was pretty interesting, with several platform news and longform analysis. You can subscribe to the XMPP Radar newsletter and receive it in your inbox at the end of each month. Here are the links we found interesting in January:

ejabberd massive scalability: 1 node — 2+ million concurrent users

How Far Can You Push ejabberd? From our experience, we all get the idea that ejabberd is massively scalable. However, we wanted to provide benchmark results and hard figures to demonstrate our outstanding performance level and give a baseline about what to expect in simple cases.

How to chat anonymously online

Chatting anonymously on the internet isn’t used solely for shadowy criminal hackers and government operatives. From journalists to congressmen, learning how to adjust the privacy of our digital communication is becoming an ever more important skill.

Using wot.io protocol adapters with node-red

One of the great tools available to developers who use the wot.io Data Service Exchange is the protocol adapter framework. The wot.io protocol adapters make it possible to take existing applications which speak a given protocol, and use them to generate new data products.

Firefox can now send push notifications just like Safari and Chrome

The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser has a trick up its sleeve that could save you time and battery: push notifications. This means, with your permission, that websites can send messages that appear directly on your desktop — even if you don’t have that site open.

WhatsApp and Messenger are going to start monetizing

When Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, investors wondered: With the messenger service seemingly committed to a subscription model for its primary source of revenue, could the social network be more open to this form of revenue than investors thought? Apparently not.

Chatbots are back and they’re about to take over

And it’s going to be weird. As the author writes: Miss Piggy doesn’t like it when I ask her about Kermit. We’re having a conversation in Facebook’s Messenger app, and the famous Muppet is trying to convince me to watch her fictional talk show Up Late With Miss Piggy.

If your web site offers live chat, be prepared for hackers

Live chat has become ubiquitous as a sales and support tool for software as a service or cloud based services. Entire businesses have been built around providing live chat. However, there are times when you need to be cautious at the help desk.

Prosody 0.9.10 released

Prosody team is pleased to announce a new minor release from our stable branch. This release fixes another dialback security issue. We strongly encourage all Prosody servers to upgrade as soon as possible.

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