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There’s a new firestorm brewing in web services architectures. Cloud services are being talked up as a fundamental shift in web architecture that promises to move us from interconnected silos to a collaborative network of services whose sum is greater than its parts. The problem is that the protocols powering current cloud services, SOAP and a few other assorted HTTP-based protocols, are all one-way information exchanges. Therefore, cloud services aren’t real time, won’t scale, and often can’t clear the firewall. So, it’s time we blow up those barriers and come to Jesus about the protocol that will fuel the SaaS models of tomorrow—that solution is XMPP (also called Jabber).
Chief Technology Officer, co-founder
Matt Tucker, co-founder and CTO, worked as a software engineer at 4charity, a San Francisco based software and services company for the non-profit sector. Matt is an active member of the XMPP community (the leading protocol for real-time communication) through membership in the Jabber Software Foundation and by leading the XMPP Open Source projects Openfire, Spark, and Smack.
Matt leads real-time collaboration product development at Jive Software. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.