p. Creating a chat application is not a difficult task. Honest!
p. This tutorial is a step by step introduction to creating a lightweight chat application using XML as a storage medium. As personal motivation, I develop PHP games as a hobby. In pursuit of that hobby I’ve found that offering a flat threadless forum in such games tends to result in heavy usage as players attempt to use it as a chat room. The reason is that even with the advent of irc and instant messengers, users continue see an alternative web based solution as attractive for a number of reasons whether its limited access to instant messengers through a corporate proxy or simply for convenience sake.
The final part of our 7 part tutorial on creating an ajax chat system using MySQL and the Zend Framework.
p. Part 5 of our 7 part tutorial on creating an Ajax based Chat application.
p. In part 4 of this tutorial we take a look at adding a new MessageAction method to our current Controller. This will expect one piece of information: a new chat message.
This is part 6 of our 7 part tutorial on how to create an web based chat application using Ajax, MySQL and the Zend Framework.
p. As our chat application gathers pace we return to the server side of the application. At this point we have setup the Zend Framework with an IndexController class to handle server requests. After the initial loading of our HTML interface, we will expect all further server requests to be issued via AJAX (courtesy of Prototype and the XMLHttpRequest object) on the client side. We’ll see this in Part 5.
p. This tutorial is a step by step introduction to creating a lightweight chat application using XML as a storage medium.