chat by java

Posted on 2005-04-08
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
I want to write a program like yahoo messeger. Give me some adives and how to write it in detail.
 I am a newbie in java.
Question by:kidsrock
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    Do you know ohter languages? Know about networking, threads, GUI Programming, Eventhandling, and die you ever decrypt a network protocol?

    If you say no to all that, just try something else first.

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    I know it not clear. I am trying to app like this. Tell me how ?

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    I don't know how to send image or sound like YM.
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    Obviously you don't know how to send a single byte.
    Nor how to get the byte to send from somewhere...

    Okey, but lets have a start. You should divide your project into pieces.
    And then go for them one by one.
    At first, lets start with a GUI.

    Open a JFrame, and put some buttons in it, one for each contact you have.
    Now try opening chat windows, if you push the buttons.
    As you see, there are _many_ _many_ small steps to do. And a question like yours would result in explaining _all_ the small steps.

    Have a start, and come back for some more comments...

    PS: Don't forget to accept my answer, then :)

    PPS: Read "The pragmatic programmer", one of the best programming books around.
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    Following articles describes how to build a simple chat app if that helps
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