General J2EE: Possible to build IRC-like system with J2EE?
- Posted by: Gerald Gutierrez
- Posted on: January 18 2002 20:58 EST
Is it possible to build a chat system somewhat similar to IRC with J2EE (meaning not needing other non-J2EE processes running)? Some issues I see are:
1) Notifying a thick client that someone else has written a message, and possibly pushing that message to the client without the client polling.
2) Having a timeout mechanism whereby if a client has been inactive for sometime, disconnect it.
How do I go about doing these things using a J2EE app?