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Groovy Jabber-RPC

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allows you to make XML-RPC calls using the Jabber protocol. Groovy has a Jabber-RPC implementation which allows you to create a local Jabber-RPC server and to make calls on remote Jabber-RPC servers. Jabber servers are widely available and very easy to set up and run. The Google GTalk service uses Jabber and the Groovy Jabber-RPC package works over GTalk.
We use the excellent
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Jabber library from Jive Software to handle the protocol details.

The Server

It's really easy to set up a server which provides a set of remotely callable functions.

  1. Create a server object
  2. Add some methods
  3. Start the server
  4. You're done!

The Client

It's pretty easy to make the remote calls too

  1. Create a proxy object to represent the remote server
  2. Call the remote method via the proxy
  3. As long as myClientId@example.org and myServerId@example.org are buddies then the call will be made and the result returned
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