File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes Information about Instant Messanger on Java Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "Information about Instant Messanger on Java" Watch "Information about Instant Messanger on Java" New topic
Author

Information about Instant Messanger on Java

Ali Shahzad Zia
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 19, 2002
Posts: 2
Dear Readers,
This is my first message i am posting at javaranch. Actually i am totally new@ java and i am yet to create an application in Java. I have a sound programming background in Web Technologies such as CFML and ASP and some programming background in C as well.
I have to create an application involving Object Orientated Programming in it and for that i have chosen java/C#. The application that i have to make following OOP is the Instant Messanger similar to the one that is used in MSN Messanger. The problem is that i do not know where to start from and from where to read the book. Kindly if anyone out there could help me what steps do i have to take and from where i have to start reading the book of Java would be great.
The functionalities that i have decide to keep in that do not involve voice chatting.
Kindly if anyone could guide me thru this would be so nice of him as i have to submit this project b4 Nov and have to submit the UML model in a fortnight.
kevin comario
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 29, 2002
Posts: 65
First create the GUI using Swing. You should check out the swing tutorial Sun has. Swing will help you create the look of your instant messanger. After you have done that then read up on how to handle events, for instance what you want done if someone presses a button labeled submit. You will also need to research Java I/O, Threads and java.net if your going to be adding networking functionality. Also it is probably not a good idea to compare c# to java since a lot of java programmers resent MS for that.
Dave Vick
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
new@java
Welcome to the Java Ranch, we hope you�ll enjoy visiting as a regular however,
your name is not in keeping with our naming policy here at the ranch. Please change your display name to an appropriate name as shown in the policy.
Thanks again and we hope to see you around the ranch!!


Dave
Dirk Schreckmann
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
I don't have the link handy, but...
On IBM's website is a decent tutorial on creating an instant messaging application in Java. You could try a search on this site and/or on google for the link.


[How To Ask Good Questions] [JavaRanch FAQ Wiki] [JavaRanch Radio]
Ali Shahzad Zia
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 19, 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks for replying kevin. I'll go thru the sun tutorial and will be in touch with u for my upcoming assignments. Also i'd like u to tell me from where should i get the sun tutorials of swing if possible. give a URL to it.
Dirk Schreckmann
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Sun's main tutorial listing can be found at http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/ . You'll probably want to take a look at the one titled "The Java Tutorial".
Shane McKenzie
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 10
Hello....I read this fellow's question, as well as the answers given...I myself would also like to creat an IM app in java....I'd like to see the tutorial you mention Dirk, but I looked on both google and IBM's page, and I can't seem to find it. Any further info on this? It seem like a cool thing to undertake! Thanks in advance for any help any of you can send my way!


I've been trying to change the world for years, but they just won't give me the source code.
Ashok Mash
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 1936
Here is something that I found: http://www.manning.com/shigeoka/
Also try www.sourceforge.net I remember reading about a Java IM project in there.
Hope this helps,
Ashok.


[ flickr ]
Dirk Schreckmann
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Building a Chat Server
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
subject: Information about Instant Messanger on Java
 
Similar Threads
Instant Messenger
How is this book for new users to Android?
Java Instant Messaging ...... Plz Help
Instant Messaging ......... Plz Help
Advice on developper environment