I'm looking for an automated way for my server to send/receive messages over Google Talk (which uses the XMPP standard). Specifically, I'd like whatever program I have running on my server to log in to a (given) Google Talk account (which I created), and if a message is sent to said account, the server would respond with an appropriate response, based on what it received.
To get a better picture of what I'm talking about, check out www.imified.com
. They offer a service where, literally, you send a message to their account (i.e. email@example.com), it gives you a menu of options. I would like to do something similar.
So I'm looking for ideas to get started on this, possible server software packages to install, etc. I have support for PHP, PERL, Python, Ruby, and Java on my particular server. I'd probably prefer something in any of the first four languages rather than Java, but whatever works is fine. Thanks!