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By Josh on Sunday, February 14th, 2010

After a (very) long wait, and many hours of devel­op­ment, I’m proud to announce the new Ajax IM 4.0!

Ajax IM has been truly rebuilt from the bot­tom up, imple­ment­ing the lat­est libraries, tech­niques, and shini­ness includ­ing jQuery, local ses­sion stor­age (using HTML5 or Flash), Node.js, and much more.

The new 4.0 has been specif­i­cally devel­oped for inte­gra­tion into exist­ing web­sites (unlike <=3.42), and works across pages — no mat­ter how those pages are setup! Lots of doc­u­men­ta­tion is avail­able (and even more is in the works), allow­ing you to get started with Ajax IM right away.

While the new site is being set up, please excuse any bro­ken links or unusual issues. If you do hap­pen to find a major prob­lem, let me know and I’ll fix it right away.

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  1. by Alex on February 15, 2010

    It looks awe­some. Does it still sup­port chat rooms with mul­ti­ple people?

  2. by Josh on February 15, 2010

    Alex: Cur­rently, it does not. It may in the future, but there are cur­rently no plans for this feature.

  3. by Frank Denis on February 16, 2010

    Awe­some! And using local stor­age is a very nice trick.

    Is there any plan to sup­port other stor­age engines, espe­cially nosql ones?

    Kudos to you, I’ve been look­ing for a Ning-like chat bar for ages.

  4. by Josh on February 16, 2010

    Frank: Right now, the plan is to start by get­ting Ajax IM sta­ble, then cre­at­ing inte­gra­tion libraries for var­i­ous pop­u­lar CMSes. It’s quite likely that I will look at cre­at­ing data­base libraries for other stor­age engines in the future.

  5. by ElGuillermo on February 17, 2010

    Really great job… This update enlights my day 🙂 Thanks !

  6. by You are a hero on February 18, 2010

    Best news ever. Thank you.

  7. by Bob Sanders on March 4, 2010

    How scal­able is that chat ? Can it sup­port 10K users at the same time ? What’s the upper limit ?

  8. by Mehmet YILDIZ on March 7, 2010

    This is absolutely awe­some. Thank you for your big aford.

  9. by Servando on March 12, 2010

    Its Ajax IM work­ing on iex­plorer too?

  10. by Reece on March 24, 2010

    Hey Josh. Awe­some script you have here. I’ve been inter­ested in this since Branch3, and now im look­ing for­ward to Stable4. Are there any plans for Drupal6 Integration?


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