John Kaster

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Let’s chat!

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Just in time for CodeRage II, we are launching a public beta of our new chat server. We have a draft of the user guide available on the Developer Network. We’ll be using the new chat server for live Q&A during CodeRage sessions.

Come join us for CodeRage II, and feel free to help test out the new chat server interface right now, and give us feedback! You can see the current open chat room status at, and just click to join a chat.


Written by John Kaster

November 20, 2007 at 6:09 pm

Posted in EDN

10 Responses

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  1. Looking forward to Coderage II

    Jens Fudge

    November 20, 2007 at 11:30 pm

  2. This is great – and I can see that some words, like CodeGear and CodeRage become links, nice done 🙂

    I would love to see some integration with other jabber compatible services, like Google Talk…

    Lars D

    November 21, 2007 at 12:02 am

  3. Is there a page somewhere that describes the technical requirements for getting the sessions to work well? How much bandwidth do we need? What browser works best? Any specific firewall or security settings we need to tweak? Is there a “test session” running somewhere so we can get things “tuned up” in advance, so we’re not fussing with it for the first two hours instead of hearing and seeing the sessions?

    Steven Summers

    November 21, 2007 at 5:03 am

  4. I did find some of this stuff on the site, but not the bandwidth question.

    Steven Summers

    November 21, 2007 at 5:08 am

  5. When I try to register for code rage I get the following:

    Internal Application Error

    Trying to store a string of length 30 into a field that can only contain 20


    30 doesn’t seem like a lot for an email address

    Gene Norris

    November 21, 2007 at 5:59 am

  6. Lars: I’d like to get our own Jabber interface available first. There are plug-ins for OpenFire for other IM systems, so GoogleTalk and others are certainly feasible. Depends on how our server scales, I suppose!

    Steven: for our JWChat browser interface, only port 80 is required. XMPP is a bit chatty however, so it’s not going to be as efficient as a binary protocol. I don’t know about bandwidth needs yet, sorry. Some analysis will be doing will help.

    Gene: I’ll let Christine know the email field is too short. In our main customer database, I think it’s 80 chars, or whatever the RFC limit indicates. This CodeRage registration implementation should only be used for this one CodeRage. The next one should be using our existing customer account system.

    John Kaster

    November 21, 2007 at 11:49 am

  7. Gene: Spoke with Anders about the field length issue, and it’s not the email address since that can’t even be changed .. it’s probably the password field. Hope that helps.

    John Kaster

    November 21, 2007 at 12:21 pm

  8. I had a chance to try it out a little with FireFox 3 beta 1 (MineField :), and I didn’t have any problems.

    Looks really good. Looking forward to CodeRage.

    Bruce McGee

    November 21, 2007 at 12:44 pm

  9. Thanks for the compatibility report, Bruce

    John Kaster

    November 23, 2007 at 10:13 am

  10. Thanks for CodeRage, was great!

    Jonathan Benedicto

    December 5, 2007 at 10:39 am

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