Simple text instant messaging system

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I am wanting to build a instant messaging system that is non-java based.

Where all the end user has to do is click an icon and press log in button and can send a message to another user that is logged in as well to the same application.

Does anyone know how I can go about this.

I want to max simple coding.
I want it to be quick with out delays.

Not sure which language is the best to go with for something like this.

VB6,C++,FoxPro or Delphi


Any ideas?

-mmetzger
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Jaime OlivaresConnect With a Mentor Software ArchitectCommented:
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hermanlamConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To be honest, all these programming languages can implement your instant messenger. It really depends on what you are most familiar with.

Try to google for socket programming. There are a lot of resources out there that shows how to program communication between two computers.
you will also have to decide on whether your program is Client/Server based or P2P.

If you are going for Client/Server, you will have to write code for both the server and the client, but once you got the hang of socket programming, client & server programming should be similar
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DrWarezzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You also need to plan the connections more. ie; Will it be a P2P connection? Or, all through a server, which is a bit slower, but easier to program, and more secure (well, a bit).

If you want to use P2P; You will still need a dedicated server of some kind, unless the IM user specifies a dynamic IP, etc..

I'm sure you get the hang of it.  btw; Why don't you want to use Java? It's SUCH an easy language! And sockets programming is SOO easy! :)

gL,
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