Openfire is an RTC server that manages chat rooms. The REST API sends HTTP requests to the server and in this case, the PHP library facilitates the access to the API. Once users access the API with HTTP and shared secret, they will be able to retrieve, create, and delete users in chat rooms. They will also manage groups of chats. Installation and usage guides available.
Real-time and the real-time web continue to be a hot topic of conversation but is the term "real-time" getting used correctly? When we talk about real-time technology are we truly describing what the technology is delivering or is it being used and abused as just another marketing buzz word? Can we class any of the current technology solutions as truly real-time and can other solutions be defined in any other way? Is it too late to save "real-time" or will it forever be lost to marketing?